Along with commoners, stars are celebrating the festival of Makar Sankranti, which marks the first festival of 2021. This festival which marks the festival of harvest with the worship of deity Surya, actor Riteish Deshmukh in conversation with Times of India, reminisces his good old days and this year’s plans of celebrating this festival of kites. The actor revealed he will be celebrating with his sons Riaan and Rahyl and relishing home-made sweets, he also shared teaching his son to make kites and flying it too this year.
The actor shared last year, this father-son duo tried their hands at flying kites, this year’s celebration will also include making kites. He said, “My kids are at the age where they will understand the activity. Last year, we did try our hands at it, but this year, I am going all out to teach them to make kites and fly them.” Hence, this will help his sons improve their kite flying skills. He also shared his fond memories from his childhood about this festival.
He shared kite flying majorly happens in Gujarat but he learnt it from his friends in Mumbai, as the place from where he hailed Latur, did not celebrate this festival on this grand scale.
The Bangistan actor added, “Though kite-flying happens mainly in Gujarat, it has been adapted well in Mumbai, too. My father (former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh) hailed from Latur where they didn’t emphasise so much on flying kites on that day, so I learnt it from my peers in Mumbai.” ALSO READ: Genelia D’Souza And Riteish Deshmukh Wrap Up A Last-Min Shoot Ahead Of Christmas 2020 Celebrations
Recalling his memories, he shared when they resided in the government bungalow, as soon as he returned home from school, he used to run to his terrace to fly kites. Followed by his friends also joining him, he said, “My friends would also come over to fly kites, but more than flying them, we would be busy chasing kites that would come crashing into our space.”
Wishing his fans on Makar Sankranti, he looked forward to relishing festival food and gorging on tilgul, he said “Tilgul ghya, god god bola.” ALSO READ: Riteish Deshmukh Is Ready For That Kiss Now With Pulkit Samrat; Know The Mystery Behind The Kiss
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