Raksha Bandhan 2021: Manushi Chhillar Says The Festival Was Never About Gender; Adds 'It's A Time When We All Just Chill And Spend Time With Our Parents'

Manushi Chhillar talks about Raksha Bandhan and how she celebrates it every year. Read on!

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Raksha Bandhan 2021: Manushi Chhillar Says The Festival Was Never About Gender; Adds 'It's A Time When We All Just Chill And Spend Time With Our Parents'
Raksha Bandhan is finally here! The entire nation will be celebrating this special day. According to tradition, the sister ties a rakhi on her brother's wrist who promises to protect her forever. Talking about the festival, Manushi Chhillar shared that in her household Raksha Bandhan has always been celebrated as a day where all the siblings wished happiness for each other.

She revealed that her parents Neelam and Mitra Basu Chhillar never told her sister Dewangana and her that Rakshan Bandhan was about women seeking protection from the brother Dalmitra. She added that this made the two young girls of the family forward thinking individuals.

“Our parents never told Dewangana and me that Raksha Bandhan was about our brother taking care of us for life and protecting us. They told us that Raksha Bandhan was all about all of us vowing to be beside each other through ups and downs. It was never about gender and how the man has to protect the women. It was never about us thinking that women need protection and thus were weak," added Manushi.


She continued, “For us, Raksha Bandhan is a time when we all keep our calendars free to just hang and chill and spend time with our parents. It’s a celebration of us as a family and I just look forward to it every year. I credit my parents for being progressive and teaching us the right values that have shaped us to be forward thinking individuals." On the work front, Manushi will be making her big screen debut opposite Akshay Kumar with Prithviraj.



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