“Every year I feel low because I don’t have a sibling of my own. It would have been good if I had someone younger or elder to me. When I was a kid, I used to tell my parents that I want brother or sister. But once something really funny happened. A friend of mine one day started crying in front of me because her parents were not giving her any attention due to her new brother. I also went home crying telling my parents that they should never bring a brother or sister,” laughs the actress recalling the incident.
Since the past 25 days, Digangana has been shooting in Leh-Ladakh for her project but that doesn’t mean she will not celebrate the festival.
“I will wear nice Indian clothes, then I will video call all my cousin brothers and have a virtual celebration. No matter where we all are, we celebrate it together. I couldn’t send them Rakhis this year so they video called me from the market and I selected it for them. There were times when I was in Sagar and Indore when I got a chance to celebrate the festival with them in reality,” shares the actress.
Since Digangana’s aunt doesn’t stay near them, she ties Rakhi to her father every year.
“It is a ritual that I have been following since many years now. My aunty tells me how to do it and I put tilak on my father’s forehead and tie the Rakhi. At least I get to do the ritual even though I don’t have a brother. It is really fun. The festival means so much to me, the sense of someone there to protect you is what is so beautiful,” she signs off.