Diwali to her means dressing up beautifully and spending time with friends and family. Being an animal lover, she feels they are the worst victims of people’s cruel mischiefs and feels that we need to be more sensitive. Miss Universal Peace and Humanity 2014 winner, Ruhi Singh opens her heart out to Bollyworm on Diwali, childhood memories and more…
What does Diwali mean to you?
Diwali is one of my favourite festivals and it’s extremely special! I’m a person who loves to decorate my house with diyas and lamps every day and hence you can say that I have the Diwali-wala feel almost round the year!
How did you celebrate Diwali as a child?
I have a lot of memories! I love to dress up beautifully right from my childhood. I remember dressing up in nice ethnic attires and visiting dad’s factory in Jaipur. We used to perform Laxmi pooja there and dad always made me do the aarti. Be it Diwali or any other festival, I do not like to step out of the house and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
How have things changed after stepping into Bollywood?
Oh! I have not been able to go home during Diwali since the past three years. However, I don’t regret that as I enjoy each and every part of my job! I have just started my journey as an actress and have a long way to go. I of course miss being with my family during Diwali but as of now I am happily embracing the challenges and opportunities life has to offer.
On the work front, what are your upcoming projects?
A lot actually. I have a few things on the cards but would like people to hear it from the producers first.
Any Diwali message for your fans?
Oh Yes! I am an animal lover and I feel they suffer a lot during this festival. All I want to say is that enjoy yourselves, burst crackers, have loads of fun but please don’t go overboard. I have seen people tying crackers on dogs’ tails and such things and I completely fail to understand how can someone even think of doing such a cruel thing? Please be sensitive and make sure you don’t scare and harm animals while you enjoy the festival. Wish you a Happy Diwali!