Barely able to contain her joy Swara says, “This is a milestone Diwali and a double whammy as it’s my husband Fahad and my first Diwali together after shaadi and it’s also our little daughter Raabiyaa’s first Diwali. Obviously we are excited.”

Swara is stationed in Delhi since her baby was born for the baby’s safety. “So it’s an intimate home scene. Fahad is coming from Bombay to be with us on this special day. The AQI in Delhi is quite hazardous and our dear Raabu is only seven weeks old , so we are obviously avoiding any outings. It’s going to be a cosy intimate home scene with family and close friends.”

As for the Diwali celebrations Swara is in sur with the rest of the country. “Like everyone in India celebrating we also do a Lakshmi Puja at home before lighting up the house with diyas and lights. Raabu’s going to wear her first lehenga on the day and like all new moms I’m excited about every small and big thing related to her!”

Swara says her husband is equally excited to celebrate his first Diwali with their baby. “Fahad is also very gung-ho about our changed life, and he’s coming to Delhi to celebrate Diwali with my family. Coincidentally we’ve spent the last two Diwalis together at house parties but we were ‘just friends’ then so this year is a big leap into marriage and parenthood!”

Quipping on her inter-religious marriage Swara says, “The advantage of a mixed marriage is that they’re always more reasons to celebrate and share joy and amazing food! Double the celebrations double the fun!”