Although it is raining heavily in the city, everyone is pretty pepped for tomorrow. It is the Friendship Day falling tomorrow, which is the first Sunday of August. And the most excited ones are our favorite actors from the world of TV. We got our hands on some of the popular TV celebrities and got to know how much excited they are for the Friendship Day. Here let’s check out…
Shyam Pathak aka Popatlal from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Friendship is one of the greatest and strongest bonds between two individuals. Working for the past 11 years, I think we all have not just grown as friends but have become like an extended family for each other. I pray that the show crosses many more milestones and the family of TMKOC stays together like this forever.
Ambika Ranjankar aka Komal Hathi Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Oh, come on! Every day is Friendship Day for us women – Mahila Mandal of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. We all are BFFs and our on-screen love and affection for each other is equally true in real life. It is just getting better and wiser each day.
Friendship and family mean the world to me and the two are pretty much the same to me. I feel friendship is such a pure relationship and a special bond even though it is not a blood relationship. These people come into your life from nowhere and you feel connected to them and suddenly you are the closest of friends. Thus, on Friendship Day, I usually plan to go out with my friends to enjoy and have some lovely time. Every year we plan something different like going to a gaming zone, for dinner or for movie. I plan to do the same this year too, depending on my shoot schedule.
I think Friendship Day is that day when you give your friends a little more respect and importance (laughs). Every Friendship Day, I first wish all my closest friends and we also religiously tie friendship bands to each other as we used to do when younger. Tarsh and Ravi are two of my closest friends and they have helped me a lot in my studies. It’s because of them that I have been able to pass, eventually supporting me in my acing career. This year, I plan to go out with my friends and have some fun time with them.
Also, my fans are some of my most amazing friends and I wish them a Happy Friendship Day too. I hope everyone gets the time to catch up with their friends and enjoy their time together, cherishing every moment.
Talking about her best friends, here’s what a few other actors had to say…
I’d say I’ve two best friends, Iqbal and Vishal. I met Iqbal in 2013 while shooting for a show, he was the creative there. Somehow, we connected so well that even after the show went off air, our friendship grew stronger. Then he introduced me to this super funny guy named Vishal in 2014. They both were friends and used to chill, later three of us started gelling so well, that our trio became inseparable. The best thing which both of them mutually taught me was to be self-sufficient. They’ve always advised me to have faith on myself and to not be dependent on anybody for anything, which is a really important thing to learn nowadays. I always think about what I would do without them, I don’t open up easily in front of people. Hence, I’ve very a few friends. But having these two is a blessing, we all fight too but at the end, we always unite. It’s so important to have a best friend, lucky me, I’ve two of them.
I have two best friends, who have been my constants, one is Moneesha Das and the other one is Aneri Desai. I know them for years now and its very weird and funny how I met them. We met through common friends who now we are not in touch with with. But we are best friends, so that’s amazing. I met Aneri through a friend. I had gone for New Years party at their place and there I met Aneri. We were travelling for Tomorrow Land and Aneri and I had to share a room. Initially, I did not wanted to share the room but our common friend Vikas told me that she is an amazing girl. I thought I should give it a shot and trust me, from then onwards, we became the best of friends, which we never thought. I met Moneesha also through a common friend. Moneesha had come to Mumbai and we partied at my place. She staying back and we shared a lot of things. We spoke the entire night and we stayed in touch and eventually became best friends.
I don’t have one best friend, I have 4-5 best friends who have been with me for ages. One is my school friend Mithila, who is my everything. She has moved to Singapore. The second one is Sushma, I met her when I was 17 years old and we all call her Munandi. She is at least 10 years older to me but looks 15 years younger than me. She is like my mother, my sister and my best friend. Next is Zuzo, I met him in college when I was 18. He is my husband’s best friend and my best friend also. He is our common best friend for 17 years. I met Adaa at the age of 23 and she is still my best friend. My husband and I started off as friends and he is my friend for 12 years. My stylist has become a very close friend of mine as well. Reema Shah and I know each other for 9 years.