The excitement is clear in her voice when she talks to us just when she was stepping out to buy gifts for the safety guards of her residential building. For Mona Singh, 2020 introduced forth a number of firsts — first Karva Chauth, and now, first Diwali with husband Shyam Gopalan.
“It’ll be a low key Diwali, also considering what’s happening around us. Shyam and I’ll be going to my parents’ home for the Pooja, a pandit Ji will be there. After dinner, we’ll go to a really shut friend’s home for a card occasion,” tells us the actor, adding that that is one ritual she is “definitely not skipping”, albeit with solely limited people.
“We’ve to regulate. That doesn’t imply we cease enjoying life, but sure, it needs to be inside limit. Very shut ones are those you get to spend time with, in any other case there are acquaintances whose home you go to play cards. It’s not taking place,” she provides.
The 39-year-old, meanwhile, is expecting her husband to present her something for his or her first Diwali. “I’ll definitely be shocking him with a gift, but I hope he surprises me too! I used to be asking him in truth ‘Do you wish to go shopping collectively or separately?’ He said ‘For now, let’s go together’ (laughs). I’ve been hinting!,” quips Singh.
With so many restrictions on Diwali celebrations owing to the pandemic, what’s that one custom or ritual that the actor needed to miss out on?
“We’ll skip on going to the gurudwara and temple, and outdated age houses. I used to go there with my parents, and spend time with the people there, give them goodies, chit chat, learn a book — that’s not going to occur. Other than that, I’ve at all times had a low-key Diwali. There was a number of card events I’d attend, which isn’t going to happen this year,” she shares.
However, the one thing she sounds glad to be lacking out on is the lavish events which celebs throw.
“There’s no strain of getting dressed up and getting clicked. Otherwise, one has to suppose ‘what to put on, I hope I don’t repeat’, all that jazz begins to occur. I’m not the one that will get in contact with stylists and designers to present me their outfits and I’d tag them (on social media). I like to wear my own stuff. Also, the shopping has gone down to minimalistic,” Singh signs off.