Actor Sidharth Malhotra moved to Mumbai nine years ago but usually heads home to Delhi to celebrate Diwali with parents and extended family. Though he has had a working Diwali for the past few years, this year, he managed to fly home just in time to attend the annual pre-Diwali dinner ritual.
“I was here for a professional commitment for just a day so I went home for dinner. I have just one day off and I am in Mumbai so most of my day will be spent with friends and in social gatherings. I go to the Bachchans’ Diwali bash each year and its great fun. This year Sonam’s (actor Sonam Kapoor) having one so I will be heading there. The people from the industry are extremely warm and welcoming, and Diwali is the time we all get together to unwind.”
However, all his memories of the festival are attached to Delhi. “I have very fond childhood memories. My house is in South Delhi so all of us used to gather there. Till my late teens I celebrated every Diwali with my family.”