We bring you some of the top B-Town figures recall their fondest memories of the festival.
Aditi Rao Hydari
The promising star of B-Town makes straight mention of Hyderabad as being festive on the occasion. “Today, I value that culture even more. What I look forward to is the Haleem (a stew made of meat, lentil and pounded wheat). It tastes different on Eid.”
“I have always celebrated Eid with my family in Mumbai. I remember going to the Bandra Masjid with my father.”
“The only memory I have of Eid is from my college days in Delhi, when we would sometimes go to a friend’s house to eat sevaiyan.”
The emerging actor remembers Eidi above everything on Eid feast. “I remember going to my nani’s (maternal grandmother) house as a kid. That was the only time of the year when I used to meet all my cousins. I was the youngest, so I used to love collecting the eidi. I wasn’t a big fan of biryani back then, but I loved the kheer my aunts used to make. I miss those days.”
Saif Ali Khan
Mr. Pataudi recall that his relatives used to come to his grandmother’s palace in Bhopal. And yes! He would get eidi too. The most fun part included watching the cannon in the courtyard be fired to signal the time for iftar. It was an unforgettable sound and sight.
The dashing star says he even observed with his friends Faizal and Majid. Their mother used to make the most delicious sheer korma and biryani for us.
The macho man of Bollywood says he would go to Bagdadi (an eatery in Colaba) with his friends every year to enjoy the delicious food there.
My fondest memory of Eid is from my growing up years in Delhi. On Eid, I used to go to my dadi’s (paternal grandmother) house in Nizamuddin. “All the cousins used to ask the elders for eidi. Everyone would give a different kind of Eidi, but there was this one uncle, who would give us Rs 50 each. By the end of the day, we would all sit, and count the total amount each one of us had got and then compare it”. Sweet, isn’t it?