Love is in the air

Is it just a market-driven day or a special one ? This Valentine Day, celebs and millennials share their take

Love is in the air

Swag Se Solo aka Salman Khan in his latest number or all in love with your partner, the day to paint the town red is here! As many shades as moods of love, this Valentine’s Day here’s celebrating the emotion in its varied avatars.

Day to pamper

I am a party freak, but Valentine’s Day is reserved for my special someone. Love’s a feeling so pure that one cannot define it, but just experience. February 14 is a day to pamper her, treat her to a romantic meal, just sit together, iron out creases if any and renew the spark.

— Sahil Anand, actor

Make your loved one feel special

Divyanka Tripathi

You may have a lot of love and respect for your partner throughout the year, but it’s one of the few days when you can make your loved one feel special. My idea of romance is just me and Vivek, quality time without having to worry about ‘time’ or anyone around us. It can be watching a web series together, a private candle-lit dinner or just having a candid conversation over coffee.

Every day should be an Expression of love

Aashka Goradia

I don’t know much about Valentine; his philosophy, his teachings what he spoke about or more! I genuinely don’t know why this day is celebrated. But I do know that this day is celebrated as an expression of love for your mom, dad, brother, friends and others. I feel every day should be an expression of love, not just one day.

Career first

Valentine’s Day has unfortunately been reduced to giving and receiving gifts. There are people who believe in the true spirit of love, but not many. I do not have any Valentine this year and I am not desperately waiting for him, as right now focus is on my career and Ek Duje ke Vaste 2. So, this Valentine, I would like to dedicate to my career.

— Kanikka Kapur, Suman in Ek Duje ke Vaste 2

Time together

Love is the purest of feelings, however, a day named after it is all commercial. I want to celebrate with my wife Roma, who is my true soul-mate and has supported me through thick and thin. Since I am shooting for the Ek Duje ke Vaaste 2 in Bhopal, I have invited my wife over so that we can spend time together.

— Akshay Anand, Devraj Malhotra in Ek Duje Ke Vaste 2

Die-hard romantic

I am a die-hard romantic. I do believe in the institution of love if not marriage. Valentine’s Day is rather market-driven, but so are all days; even the most pious of them - Mother’s Day! But I don’t see anything wrong in that. Personally, I have enjoyed love being expressed to me on Valentine’s Day. You see half the world getting engaged, hitched on this day. We need more of professing love in a world that has become highly plastic.

— Divya Dutta, actress

Soul connect

I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day because I feel that you don’t need a day to celebrate love. Love is an eternal feeling. It’s a soul connect and one doesn’t need a day to celebrate. Any moment, any day, any minute can be celebrated if you are with the right person.

— Puneett Chouksey, Arjun from Naati Pinky Ki Lambi Love Story

Friends first

Valentine’s Day is about love and not just partners. I have always celebrated this day with friends because they are the ones who define love for me. And as far as love is concerned, I am not restricted by days but celebrate it whenever I am with my loved ones.

— Akshit Sukhija, Raja in Shubhaarambh

True meaning

I think it’s time that Valentine Day is not restricted to just relationships. The gist of the word means to spread kindness and love, and it’s about time that the true meaning of the day is celebrated.

— Mahima Makwana, Rani in Shubhaarambh

Strong bond

True love is that unbreakable connection you feel towards someone. Valentine’s Day is celebrating your true love, be it your family, your partner or even your pet. It is the day you cherish the bond and the love that you nurtured for years.

— Akshita Mudgal, Gayatri in Bhakharwadi

Journey in itself

Love is an amazing feeling, a journey in itself. Love makes the world really go around. I don’t see why expressing love on a particular day is a problem. In fact, I would say let’s do more of it. And yes, I just want to say that I am fortunate to have a Valentine.

— Shruti Seth, Bhavini in Dil Jaise Dhadke...Dhadhakne Do

No context

I find no historical context in Valentine’s Day; neither the whole week’s celebration holds any importance in my life. I find the entire idea being a capitalistic approach to market love. Love or any other relationship does not need a single day or a week; each day revolves around it.

— Kanupriya, former president, Panjab University Campus Students Council

Vacation time

My mother is and will stay my constant Valentine. Also I am not single now; so this year I am looking forward to celebrating the day with my girlfriend on a small vacation that I have planned for her. As she is workaholic, I made arrangements to spend time with her while she works for her goals.

— Parth Aggarwal, entrepreneur-poet.

— As told to Mona and Sheetal

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