From choosing gifts in advance to going on shopping sprees to throwing rakhi parties, Raksha Bandhan has a charm of its own . On the day of the festival, we ask the television actors to share their best Raksha Bandhan memories.
“The most memorable Raksha Bandhan was last year when my brother took me shopping and then for lunch. We spent the day together. I have such fond memories of spending time with him at my Pune home. It’s such a blessing to have a brother,” she says.
“My most memorable Raksha Bandhan was when I went to Bhopal a few years back. I was missing my family and I threw a Rakhi party for all my cousins. My brother Aishwarya Tripathi, who works with a leading airline, gave me the best Rakhi gift. I am really proud of him and the gift is so precious because it’s from his first salary and it’s such a pleasure to see my baby brother grow up,” she says.
“The most memorable Rakhi for me was when my sister Neha tied Rakhi to me on her own when she was just four-year-old. Having Neha as my sister is the best gift. She says the same about having me as her brother,” he says.
“Rakhi is always very special as I am very close to my brother. He’s one of my best friends. I remember one particular year when I was feeling very low . I wanted to do something as a sign of letting go, so I got a dancing ballerina tattooed on my back. My brother encouraged me to get it and even paid for it. That was a special Rakhi gift and will always remain a part of me. It’s a constant reminder of my inner strength and a fighter spirit. And every time I look at it I think of Akshay bhaiya and feel truly grateful because in a way he’s a part of that inner strength in me that reflects in my tattoo,” she says.
“My sisters and cousins send me rakhis by post . This has always been the case as I have been away from home since last 13 years. I was lucky that I met them during the promotions of my show in Kanpur, so I have already given them their gifts in advance,” he says.