Swine flu cases may be on the rise in the country, but they aren’t dampening Durga Puja festivities. Right from the boy next door to B-town celebs, everyone is putting their best foot forward when it comes to attending puja, pandal hopping, or giving in to sweet cravings.
Actress Celina Jaitley says, “The scare of swine flu wouldn’t keep me away from celebrating Durga Puja. For the past week, I’ve been travelling to Pune (where the first swine flu casualty was reported) very often, so I don’t think that we should shut ourselves to the fervour of festivities.” Bengali beauty, actress Koena Mitra, says, “Durga Pooja is a very important festival for me. I’ll surely visit the Durga Pooja pandal on ashthami and navmi.”
Says actress Rituparna Sengupta, “Kolkata is full of life during the puja days, and swine flu is not even at the back of people’s minds. When they go out to celebrate they just go out.” Singer Palash Sen is not giving in to the flu scare, either. “We are very resilient and strong people and I don’t think that things like this can keep us away from celebrating,” he says.
Inputs from Neha Sharma