Her brothers mean the world to Kal Ho Naa Ho actress Delnaaz Irani. This year on Raksha Bandhan, the actress met her brother actor Bhakhtyar Irani, but she will soon be travelling to London to meet her elder brother Paurus.
“Every year, my brother comes home with his family and we celebrate Raksha Bandhan. We are together throughout the day. We dine together and it’s a complete family scene. This year also Bhaktyaar came with his family. My elder brother, Paurus, is in London and hopefully later this year, I’ll be going there to visit and will celebrate Raksha Bandhan there too,” says the Jamai Raja and Choti Sarrdaarni actor.
Talking about the significance of Raksha Bandhan, Delnaaz says, “We are a close-knit family. I am the only sister and both my brothers were very protective and were always around me everywhere. It’s a blessing to have brothers around you because you are always loved and cared for. We are more of friends now and share a great bond. To me Raksha Bandhan is a very special festival where the brother-sister bond gets stronger year by year,” she says.
Meanwhile, actor Mrunal Jain considers his co-actor Rashami Desai as his sister and celebrated Raksha Bandhan with her. They are emotionally dependent on each other. “I love the way our bond is getting stronger every day. Even if we don’t meet each other regularly, the love and care we have for each other is beautiful,” he said.
Raksha Bandhan is a day when Mrunal enjoys gifting his sister. “I don’t expect anything from her, I just need her love and blessings on this day. On every rakhi, I personally go and choose gifts for her. I make sure I pick the best for her,” he adds. So, what advice did Rashami give him before he stepped into the industry? “She had told me, ‘Bhai don’t make any friends in the industry, just concentrate on your work,” he said.
Whereas Delnaaz and Rashami are celebrating Raksha Bandhan with their brothers, actor Shivin Narang is outside the country now. The Veera actor is currently holidaying in Bali.
“This year I am out of the country during Raksha Bandhan. My bua has already posted the rakhis. I am not going to miss it as the rakhis are with me. I am going to celebrate once again when I am back,” he says.
Raksha Bandhan plays a significant role in Shivin’s life. “I am from Delhi and as a child we used to celebrate this festival in a big way. It’s a very emotional moment. I don’t have a real sister so my buas ties me rakhi. We used to get surprise gifts for them. I am very fond of Raksha Bandhan, which is closest to my heart. My biggest show so far, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas: Veera was about brother- sister bond and rakhi has a very deep meaning to it,” he adds.