Anil Kapoor’s daughter and producer–stylist Rhea Kapoor had taken to her Instagram stories recently to address her fans and followers that she and her newly wedded husband Karan Boolani don’t celebrate Karva Chauth. She even went on to criticise the many who called her silly for not doing this.
“Hi. Happy Sunday. Respectfully please don’t reach out to me for karva chauth gifting or collabs. It’s not something Karan or I believe in. We respect other couples who partake and can even enjoy the festivities while they do. It’s just not for me. Or us. So the last thing I want to do is promote something I don’t believe in and don’t really agree with the spirit it comes from [sic],” Rhea’s story caption read.
The stylist with very strong opinion on the matter went on to add, “For now I feel like if we take care of ourselves and each other we should be good. I only write this because it seems random strangers feel the need to aggressively convince me that I’m being ‘silly’, ‘have to do it’, ‘it’s my first’. No, thank you. Let’s move on? If you read this thank you for giving a sh*t. I hope you enjoy your Sunday [sic].”
Sasha Rawal Bajaj
Karva Chauth has always struck a chord in my heart since I was very young. I’ve grown up seeing my mother perform all the rituals with utmost dedication, and I always knew I’d do it all when I was meant to too. I think it’s the most traditionally romantic gesture that a woman can perform for her man. I know some consider it old-school, but to me it has an inexplicable charm. For me, it’s a reminder of how much I love my husband and the lengths I’d go to for his well-being.”
— Sasha Rawal Bajaj, COO at Kunal Rawal
That much-needed pause in life
Shweta keerthi sethia with her husband Akash Sethia
This is my third Karva Chauth. I’ve grown up watching my mother do this, so I’ve been very excited about following this tradition. I love all the gifts I get at the end of the fast from my husband and family. But what I love most about this day is that my husband and I, who are usually totally up with our own daily lives and work, always make it a point to spend the entire day together. Beginning from the dressing up in ethnic Indian wear, which we don’t do very often, to the excitement of keeping a lookout for the moon — it all adds up to making it a day with lots of fun.
— Shweta keerthi sethia, Co founder Purple Martini events and Akash Sethia businessman
JUST not for me
“Respectfully please don’t reach out to me for karva chauth gifting or collabs. It’s not something Karan or I believe in. We respect other couples who partake and can even enjoy the festivities while they do. It’s just not for me. Or us. So the last thing I want to do is promote something I don’t believe in and don’t really agree with the spirit it comes from
—Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor’s daughter and producer–stylist