It’s yet again the time in the year when colors fly high in the air and there are fun and laughter everywhere. Of course, where there are colors, there is certainly enjoyment and this is exactly what Holi will bring to all of us. Ayesha Singh the talented actress who is presently part of the Star Plus show Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin talks of her candid Holi moments and her plans to celebrate the festival this year.
So over to Ayesha aka Sai of Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin:
Is Holi special to you? Tell us why.
Holi is very special to me because I have a lot of fond memories with my father. He used to take me and my brother to our relatives’ and friends’ places during Holi. My mom does not like colors, so does not prefer roaming around during Holi. So we never used to take her (laughs). Our dad used to take all the efforts to drive us all the way where we wanted and used to be there till we played Holi.
Talk about your best Holi experience.
When I was about 6-7 years old, we were playing Holi on our lawn. There was a bungalow next to ours, and they had planned a fight with water balloons. So they were literally waiting for us to go back home so that they can start their water balloon fight. Once we went inside our house to get fresh, the fight started outside, and they started throwing water balloons right at our gate. My dad and a few of our guests figured out a way to deal with the balloon fight. We actually had run short of water balloons, so we filled water in plastic covers, tied them up, went to our terrace and threw these balloons at them. It was real fun (smiles).
What colour do you mainly like to throw on Holi?
Dry colors like pink, yellow, orange, green. I am not very fond of the dark colors.
Pichkaris or Dry Colour:
I love Pichkaris and dry color, both. I can’t choose between them. I know it’s not advisable to waste water during Holi. While my logical mind says to play with dry colors, my heart pines for Pichkaris (laughs).
What are your plans for Holi this year?
I plan to visit my relatives in Mumbai. We celebrate the festival together with all in the family uniting to play with colors. We eat a lot of Bhujias, Pepdas etc. I will miss my parents though, as they are in Agra at the moment.
Your favourite Holi tune/film song
Rang Barse and Balam Pichkari
Whom would you like to play Holi with this year?
I will love to play Holi this year with my whole cast and crew of Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin. Apart from that, I love celebrating all festivals with my family. I really wish my parents were here, but I have my extended family here to be with this year.
Your colourful message on Holi to fans will be
I really wish them a flying, colorful Holi. I really wish that they keep themselves safe. The number of Covid cases is on the rise. Stay with your near and dear ones and play with smaller groups of families. Take care and don’t pull yourself out of social distancing mode.