In Hyderabad, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu and his lovely wife, former Bollywood actress Namrata Shirodkar are busy celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with their children son Gautam and daughter Sitara.
Says Namrata excitedly, “It is that time of the year we really look forward to. Ganesh Chaurthi was always big in our house in Mumbai before I was married. My sister Shilpa and I (we are Maharashtrians) we would spend days and weeks preparing for the Festival. The smell of new clothes and sweets still lingers in my senses. That tradition hasn’t changed. Every year without fail my husband Mahesh and our children Gautam and Sitara celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at home.”
Namrata feels we have a lot to be thankful for. “This year Ganapati Bappa comes to us during the worst calamity that civilization has faced. He brings hope . I feel the worst is over.”