Actress Kirti Sualy, recognized for her roles in “Downup the Exit 796,” “Khoya Khoya Chand,” and “Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar,” believes that the festive seasons offer us a unique perspective on life, making each celebration profoundly significant.
“Most festivals, regardless of their religious origins, carry a sacred essence. Thus, I like to think of them as celebrations of divinity. Our country’s cultural heritage is as diverse as Sanatan Dharma, so the significance of each festival is observed according to its unique relevance and importance in a specific region,” she explains.
Kirti goes on to note that the festive season ushers in an abundance of positivity and vibrancy. She adds, “Festivals symbolize the victory of good over evil, casting an aura of triumph that fosters a positive atmosphere.”
Festivals provide us with the opportunity to come together with our loved ones. “Festivals are collective celebrations, and the more, the merrier! The concept of communities gathering to celebrate was designed to promote brotherhood and communal harmony,” she emphasizes.
When asked about her favorite festival, she reveals, “Each festival carries its own unique significance, but Navratri holds a special place in my heart. It’s not only a time filled with fun, flavors, music, and dance but also a celebration of Stree Shakti – the power of womanhood. The lyrics in the songs enlighten us about the strength and achievements of women.”
However, Kirti expresses concern that festivals are losing some of their personal touch in contemporary times. She states, “It’s disheartening to witness the current state of affairs. People need to reflect on our traditional values and reconsider the situation. Material progress is undoubtedly relevant and important, but it should never come at the cost of sacrificing our humanity.”