Brothers Are Most Precious, say Bollywood Divas
Mumbai: Brothers play an important role in the lives of Bollywood actresses. If for veteran actress Shabana Azmi her brother Baba is the most precious, new entrant Parineeti Chopra describes her two siblings as her buddies.
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which falls Aug 21, actresses share the kind of bonding they share with their brothers.
Shabana Azmi: My brother Baba is most precious to me. He is my son, my friend and guide. Raksha Bandhan is a festival I get most sentimental about. This year I am at my native village Mijwan for Raksha Bandhan. I feel really sorry that I can't be personally present to tie him the raakhee. I make sure I am with Baba on this day. I missed being with my brother for Raksha Bandhan only four-five times in my entire life. Sadly, this is one of those years of absence. Baba is my most precious gift. I don't need anything from him. He doesn't allow anyone else to tie a raakhi on him. No 'mooh-boli bahens' for my brother! I wouldn't tolerate them.
Parineeti Chopra: My brothers Sahaj and Shivang are my buddies ever since they grew up. I am the eldest. So I am going to be pampering and spoiling them this Raksha Bandhan.
Pooja Bhatt: I am older to my brother Rahul. So tradition be damned. I'll be gifting him this Raksha Bandhan, not the other way around.
Manisha Koirala: I have the most precious gift in the world - my brother Siddhartha. I always wish him happiness and success, and not just for Raksha Bandhan but every single day. I consider myself the luckiest sister in the world. More power to my adorable brother.