Sidharth Malhotra Not Celebrating Diwali This Year

Actor Sidharth Malhotra has revealed that although he loves Diwali festivities, he is going to be spending the festival shooting for his upcoming film Jabariya Jodi this year. The actor is currently shooting in Lucknow, saying, "I am a big Diwali festival fan. However, this year I am working on 'Jabariya Jodi. I am in Lucknow shooting. I will be shooting on Diwali day and will be spending time with my director and my team."

When asked what Diwali means to him, he said it means "celebrating prosperity and whatever you have" and to be content and happy with it.

"That is what I am doing this year. It does not matter if you are not being able to meet your family or friends. When you work on a film set, those people become your friends and family. We are all really working really hard on a project. So we are going to celebrate Diwali and we are going to be jolly and happy," he added.

He did admit that he is going to try and make it to Delhi for the second half of the day. He then proceeded to wish his fans “a safe and firecracker-free Diwali for various reasons - for no pollution, for no noise pollution, for animal safety".

"I have a pet myself and Oscar becomes extremely nervous with all the sound and noises on Diwali night. So I hope we have a peaceful, quieter and a more cleaner and healthier Diwali this year."

- Rubaina Bilgrami
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