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Bollywood youngsters' sweet tooth works overtime during Diwali

IANS  New Delhi, October 31, 2013
First Published: 14:45 IST(31/10/2013) | Last Updated: 16:39 IST(31/10/2013)

How will you celebrate Diwali? It's time for sweet sins, said celebrities like Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor who plan to gorge on traditional sweets like 'ladoos', 'rasmalai' and 'gujiya'.

The celebrities share fond memories of Diwali and how they will celebrate the festival of lights this year. This is what they have to say:

Parineeti Chopra (Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Ishaqzaade and Shuddh Desi Romance): I would like to indulge in 'ladoos'. I will be on the set! I will celebrate with, Daawat-e-Ishq, team. My favourite memory was bursting crackers with the whole family.

Vaani Kapoor (Shuddh Desi Romance): I indulge in sweets. I love Indian sweets especially 'gujiya', 'kulfi' and 'rasmalai'. I will be in Mumbai and celebrate with friends. Probably a house party. My childhood Diwali celebrations were the best. As terrible as I feel now for the environment, I used to love bursting crackers with all my cousins, play cards with my dad and his friends as a kid. But now, I have sobered down when it comes to celebrating Diwali. No more crackers.

Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor and Nautanki Saala): I love Indian sweets, and since Diwali ensures enough supply of them, I indulge! I will try and be with my family in Chandigarh, Punjab. When I turned 18, my dad asked me to distribute Diwali gifts, that made me drive around with friends in and around Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. Since then, it was one thing I looked forward to.

Saqib Saleem (Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Mere Dad Ki Maruti and Bombay Talkies): I'm a hardcore foodie. But Diwali is the time to go crazy on the sweets. My Diwali plan is to call my friends over, have a great evening and play some cards. One memory that still is fresh in my mind is that I would wait for my dad to come back from work and then would light diyas around our house.

Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Lootera): I will be promoting my next film, Ram-leela, which releases Nov 15. Our annual family dinner at my nani's (grandmother's) house, where the entire family would get together and celebrate, is one of my childhood memories I cherish. There was the cheer of festivities and the warmth of kinship in the air. I could never get enough of mithais (sweets).

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