Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English

EXIT Poll Results

Detailed Exit Poll Results
News18 » Movies
1-min read

Celebs Head Out of Mumbai to Have Cracker-free Diwali, Urge People to Save Environment

Archana Puran Singh says she believes in celebrating a cracker-free Diwali and urges everyone to support the environment by doing the same.


Updated:November 7, 2018, 10:12 AM IST
Celebs Head Out of Mumbai to Have Cracker-free Diwali, Urge People to Save Environment
A file photo of Archana Puran Singh (News18)

Celebrities like Vishal Dadlani and Archana Puran Singh are either going to head out of "noisy and polluted" big cities or celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali, on Wednesday without crackers.

Dadlani, a singer, composer and one of the judges of "Indian Idol 10", said in a statement: "As big cities get too noisy and polluted, I will be heading out of town for Diwali, as usual. To me, Diwali means family. A time of love, light and celebrations with those whom you love the most. Diwali memories are always happy ones. Pooja at home, followed by prasad, even for non-believers like me."

"Comedy Circus" judge Archana considers Diwali a beautiful festival of lights and colours which she enjoys spending with her family and friends.

"We believe in celebrating a cracker-free Diwali and I urge everyone to support the environment by celebrating a cracker-free Diwali. As I am shooting on the eve of Diwali, I am taking the first flight out on November 7 with my son and husband to my hometown Dehradun."

"My three siblings and my mom are eagerly awaiting us to have a grand family Diwali celebration."

Actor Pearl V Puri finds Amritsar a great place to visit during the occasion. "It is celebrated together with Bandi Chhor Divas, which is a big festival for Sikhs. There are special prayers or kirtans held throughout the city and the Golden Temple looks stunning when illuminated," he said.

"You can also enjoy the cool weather, the beautiful sarson (mustard) fields and the infectious enthusiasm of the locals," he added.

Actress Shubhangi Atre, on the other hand, thinks Goa is a wonderful destination to visit during Diwali.

"The celebrations start with Naraka Chaturdashi when people decorate their doors and windows with lanterns. Locals build several larger-than-life sized Narakasura effigies filled with firecrackers and grass and then burn them the next morning in the wee hours," she said.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results