As Bengal celebrated Durga Puja in a low-key affair amid the pandemic scare, Rituparna Sengupta missed the festivities big time. The celebrated actress who’s now in Singapore spending time with family had told us earlier what’s making her homesick.
“I am in Singapore and there’s no Puja here this year. So, I’m feeling even more nostalgic. Durga Puja in Kolkata has its own charm. My heart is in Kolkata at the moment. This year, I will really miss sindoor khela, offering anjali at pandals, wearing new saris, having bhog, meeting friends — and the list goes on,” the actress had said earlier.
But it seems Rituparna managed to enjoy the festivities with her friends in Singapore. She didn’t even miss the opportunity to enjoy sindoor khela as well.
I know we are going through difficult times, but Durga Puja holds a special place in every Bengali’s heart. We have to have Puja in our lives, as this is one festival we all look forward to every year. Maa Durga gives us the strength to fight
all odds. Hope she gives us the power to eradicate every evil force this year too,” added the actress during a recent chat with ETimes.
The ‘Parcel’ actress is staying in Singapore since March is hoping to return to Kolkata mid-November. “If everything goes well, I should be back in Kolkata around mid-November. I am yet to figure out how I will manage so many
pending works. I have to work literally 24×7 to meet the deadlines,” said the actress from Singapore adding that she is happy to see the theatres have reopened in Bengal finally after all these months.