For Hira and myself everyday is Valentine’s Day: Mani
Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air!
So we thought to ask prominent personalities in our industry what they think about it and here’s what they have to say:
Every day is an opportunity to tell someone special to you that you love them, says HSY.
He went on to say that “I realized that Valentine’s Day everyone likes to make a special effort, but for me when it comes to someone I love I believe every day should be Valentine’s Day!”
Nadia Hussain, a successful model and actresses feels that Valentine’s Day is an international day to celebrate love, and there should be no reason to not celebrate it in our country, and no religious connotations should be given to it.
It’s a day to make someone feel special; that someone could be anybody — your parents, family or someone you love. It should not be taken in any kind of negative way, she added.
We definitely celebrate Valentine’s Day at my salon and give special deals because there are so many things you can do around Valentine’s as people are shopping they come in to even get dressed sometimes. There are lots of ways to celebrate it so yes, just be happy and spread love!
I don’t have a particular stance; it’s just that a title has been given to a regular day to make it special. Like any other occasion, it’s absolutely fine to contribute however you want. I believe in anything that doesn’t harm.
On Valentine’s Day the message I would like to give is just be kind and have courage, the rest will be taken care of.
Valentine’s Day represents a celebration of love and affection in many countries around the world. You don’t have to celebrate it if you don’t want to. But that doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone else who wants to celebrate it that they’re doing something wrong.
I think it’s nice as a special day for couples. At least once in a year on this special occasion couples give time to each other and exchange beautiful Valentines’ gifts and lovely surprises. I like people celebrating it.
Mani recalls one of his oldest memories when Valentine’s Day was celebrated for the very first time on Indus Vision, almost a decade ago and he was the host.
“Since the very beginning I don’t like celebrating the day, because it seems so fake expressing love on one particular day. It’s a western culture we have adopted which promotes commercialism,” Mani said.
For Hira and myself everyday is Valentine’s Day. With time we have become much wiser and to be honest our kids are ‘Our Love’ and they mean the world to us. For younger couples it must be fascinating. Love shouldn’t be restricted to just one day, by giving special deals and discounts.
I believe in freedom of expression and have a simple code in life – ‘live and let live!’ Personally for me it’s just another day to express love to the near and dear ones.
This article was originally published in GLAM Magazine.