The actress says that she is lucky that she would be celebrating the traditional festival with her parents in Mumbai, as she is shooting for her upcoming Bollywood film Khiladi in the city.
“Though I miss the grand festivity that we used to have in Kerala, I would still call my friends home for a get-together as my shooting schedules are at night,” says a beaming Asin.
But no one from film industry, she asserts. My mother has already picked up new attires for the occasion and we would put a small flower carpet at home, she explains.
The vivacious actress says that she has lot of Onam memories from childhood and growing up years. “I studied in a public school in Kerala and it has a cosmopolitan crowd. So, I would call all my close friends including non-Malayalis who would be waiting to come home for the kind of spread my mother makes for Onam.
My mom makes the best Adapradhaman Payasam. I would be dressed in the Onakodi (new dress gifted on Onam) which used to be most of the times a pattu paavadai- chattai. It used to be great fun with all my relatives visiting our home.”
Ask her as how does she feels being a Malayali in this globalised world pat she replies, “Honestly, I don't think on those lines.
But yes, my parents see that I stay grounded and connect to my strong roots in Kerala. We have a nice and traditional culture of our own. Back home, we all speak in Malayalam.”