ASHIESH ROY SEEKS MA DURGA’S BLESSINGS
Actor Ashiesh Roy is an ardent devotee of Ma Durga – a fact that every one in the television fraternity is well aware of. So it was no surprise to see him seeking Ma Durga’s blessings along with his close friend Ritu Bhattacharya, during the recently concluded Durgotsav. “I had only one day off from my shootings,” states Ashiesh. “And when Ritu suggested that I seek the blessings of Ma Durga for my new show Jeanie Aur Juju, I agreed readily.
Durga Puja is the universal celebration of positivity for Bengalis all over the world! And since I’m beginning a new show during this auspicious festival, it is appropriate to seek ma Durga’s blessings.”
So, dressed in a traditional Bengali churidar kurta, Ashiesh ganged up with Ritu and some of his closest Bengali friends, and headed to the famous Mukherji Bari Durg Puja pandal at Tulip Star, where he performed the traditional Maha Ashtami puja. “I kept a fast especially for this holy prayer,” informed Ashiesh. Ritu added. “Both of us prayed for the success of Ashiesh’s new show Jeanie Aur Juju.”
Then, the two proceeded to savour the traditional bhog. “Oh! The sounds of Rabindra Sangeet and the smells of the kitchen transported me right back to my childhood in Kolkata!” declared a visibly enraptured Ashiesh. “I had a completely spiritual experience, and I can’t thank my friend Ritu enough for it!”