Exclusive Pics! Siddhant Chaturvedi: We danced a lot during Ganpati visarjan this year

Exclusive Pics! Siddhant Chaturvedi: We danced a lot during Ganpati visarjan this year – Times of India

Even if work keeps him busy, Siddhant Chaturvedi makes it a point to actively participate in the annual seven-day Ganpati celebrations at his housing society in Goregaon. The actor and his family participate in the various events organised during the festival, including live performances, bhajans and the visarjan, which he was a part of on Tuesday night.

Exclusive Pics! Siddhant Chaturvedi: We danced a lot during Ganpati visarjan this year - Times of India

Sporting an ethnic kurta, Siddhant performed a puja at the pandal and danced to the tunes of dhol-taasha before the visarjan took place. Unlike in the past, this year, the residents had installed an artificial pool in the premises of the society to immerse the idol. “This experience was very different from the earlier ones when we would take the idol from Goregaon to Powai in a truck. Through the journey, my friends and I would dance barefoot on the streets to the tunes of Nashik dhol, smear gulal on each other and have vada pav on our way back,” shares the Gully Boy actor, adding, “This time around, the visarjan was in the building premise, but it went on for four hours, during which we did the puja and danced a lot before seeing Bappa off. We bid Ganpati Bappa adieu with a heavy heart and look forward to welcoming him back next year.”

Exclusive Pics! Siddhant Chaturvedi: We danced a lot during Ganpati visarjan this year - Times of India

Talking about the festivities this year, Siddhant shares, “This year, a few members staged a play around the birth of Lord Ganesha, and I was amazed by the production set-up. It looked so professional. My mom paid a tribute to Lata Mangeshkar by dancing to her songs. My brother, a singer and musician who has been learning Hindustani classical music for the last seven years, sang bhajans every morning. Meanwhile, I did the evening aartis and even joined the aunties in my building for community dinner. It was a lot of fun.”

He further adds, “I have a lot of respect for the stage here as this is where I was groomed. While I did theatre, it was on this stage that I danced, hosted and acted in plays while growing up. It also taught me teamwork. In these seven days, you feel like you are a part of a community… there’s this feeling of belonging and being rooted.”

Though Siddhant has his own space in Juhu, that hasn’t stopped him from joining in the celebrations at his Goregaon residence. “My place in Juhu is meant for get-togethers with friends and work meetings. Otherwise, I park myself here. My family is here. It feels good to come back home, where my mom opens the door for me. I also get to have home-cooked food. I can’t let go of this. So, while the Juhu home is like my creative space, I enjoy family time here.” Even if work keeps him busy, Siddhant Chaturvedi makes it a point to actively participate in the annual seven-day Ganpati celebrations at his housing society in Goregaon. The actor and his family participate in the various events organised during the festival, including live performances, bhajans and the visarjan, which he was a part of on Tuesday night.

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Sporting an ethnic kurta, Siddhant performed a puja at the pandal and danced to the tunes of dhol-taasha before the visarjan took place. Unlike in the past, this year, the residents had installed an artificial pool in the premises of the society to immerse the idol. “This experience was very different from the earlier ones when we would take the idol from Goregaon to Powai in a truck. Through the journey, my friends and I would dance barefoot on the streets to the tunes of Nashik dhol, smear gulal on each other and have vada pav on our way back,” shares the Gully Boy actor, adding, “This time around, the visarjan was in the building premise, but it went on for four hours, during which we did the puja and danced a lot before seeing Bappa off. We bid Ganpati Bappa adieu with a heavy heart and look forward to welcoming him back next year.”

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Talking about the festivities this year, Siddhant shares, “This year, a few members staged a play around the birth of Lord Ganesha, and I was amazed by the production set-up. It looked so professional. My mom paid a tribute to Lata Mangeshkar by dancing to her songs. My brother, a singer and musician who has been learning Hindustani classical music for the last seven years, sang bhajans every morning. Meanwhile, I did the evening aartis and even joined the aunties in my building for community dinner. It was a lot of fun.”

He further adds, “I have a lot of respect for the stage here as this is where I was groomed. While I did theatre, it was on this stage that I danced, hosted and acted in plays while growing up. It also taught me teamwork. In these seven days, you feel like you are a part of a community… there’s this feeling of belonging and being rooted.”

Though Siddhant has his own space in Juhu, that hasn’t stopped him from joining in the celebrations at his Goregaon residence. “My place in Juhu is meant for get-togethers with friends and work meetings. Otherwise, I park myself here. My family is here. It feels good to come back home, where my mom opens the door for me. I also get to have home-cooked food. I can’t let go of this. So, while the Juhu home is like my creative space, I enjoy family time here.”

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