Our favourite TV stars choose a friend from the pages of history

  • Shreya Mukherjee, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2016 16:44 IST
Friends are the best thing in our lives. This Friendship Day make sure to spend time with your gang of friends. (HT photo)

Imagine life without friends. Impossible right! We need our pals to share our joys and sorrows and laugh and cry. A friend is someone who is always there for you. But how about making a friend from the pages of history? HT asks actors from the television industry to choose a personality from the pages of history they would want as a friend.

Nawab Shah says he wants to be friends with Rajneesh Osho. (Zee TV)

Nawab Shah

I would like to be friends with Rajneesh Osho, so that I could get to know him better. He was a man who knew much beyond the human mind. I would love to interact with him to know more about the body, soul and the way of living.

Karishma Tanna is one proud Gujarati. No prizes for guessing then that Mahatma Gandhi is her choice of friend from the pages of history. (HT Photo )

Karishma Tanna

I have my reasons to be friends with the one and only Mahatma Gandhi. He was not only the Father of the Nation but also a Gujarati. I, too, am a proud Gujarati. What Gandhiji has done for our nation is definitely commendable.

Hiba Nawab adores Chacha Nehru. (Zee TV)

Hiba Nawab

Chacha Nehru (Jawaharlal Nehru) is the person I would like to be friends with. Not only do we share our birthdays but I also admire him for his love for children. He was also a great orator and his overall persona was very impressive.

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Kunal plays an artist in his latest show, and his choice of friend is MF Hussain. (Star Plus)

Kunal Jaisingh

Given my current show where I play an artist, I have grown this sudden passion for art. Given a chance, I would definitely want to meet the late MF Hussain. I am sure meeting and getting to know him will be a wonderful experience. For sure his insights and experiences will be worth cherishing.

Siddharth Arora is impressed with Bhagat Singh’s sacrifice for the country. (Zee TV)

Siddhartha Arora

Given a chance I would love to bond with Bhagat Singh. The young, hot-blooded, go-getter, who didn’t think twice before giving up his life for his country at the tender age of 21, inspires me. In today’s age we are still trying to figure out our lives while at such a young age he was brave and knew exactly what he wanted. I personally feel his contribution to the freedom movement was much more than what is portrayed.

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Mother Teresa is Ishita’s inspiration to do good. (Life OK)

Ishita Dutta

I would like to be friends with Mother Teresa because like they say ‘you are judged by the company you keep’. Also I don’t know anyone else who has led a more selfless life. I would also like to be known for the good work I do. And by good work, I don’t just mean just professionally but also personally, which means helping others in whatever way I can. She has greatly inspired me.

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