Family, tolerance top Bollywood’s New Year wish listJanuary 1st, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) The New Year resolutions of Bollywood celebrities and the gifts they want in the year ahead were rather different from previous times as many were impacted by the 26/11 terror strikes. Tolerance among communities, spending more time with the family and becoming better human beings topped their wish list.Celina Jaitley: My New Year resolution is to work on my shortcomings as a human being. And the one gift that I’d want from my countrymen is not to forget 26/11.
Raveena Tandon: My resolution is not to get complacent but to work towards making a difference to our lives. The gift I want is from everyone to work as one community.
Dia Mirza: I don’t save resolutions for the New Year. I believe if there’s a need to do something, it should be done immediately. My wish for the New Year is to be part of an informed and motivated government that will ensure our security, peace, health and progress.
Paresh Rawal: This New Year I want to start yoga and get the great Gujarati writer Madhu Rai to write an exciting play for me.
Boman Irani: I’ve never made New Year resolutions. Resolutions are surrounded by guilt. I don’t need that for the New Year.
Nandana Sen: New Year resolution? To spend as much time as possible with my loved ones. And my gift? Tolerance among people, communities and countries.
Sonu Sood: My New Year resolution is to start a trust or organisation in my mother’s memory to help poor children study as my mother was a professor. And I’d like to get an award for one of my performances in 2008 as my New Year gift.
Mugdha Godse: My resolution is to voice my opinion and to vote to be a better citizen. And I want to entertain audiences in good films. A great gift for all of us this New Year would be a good leader who can make Mumbai a better city.
Aftab Shivdasani: I don’t want to make a New Year resolution and I don’t expect any gifts.
Amrita Arora: My resolution is to be a better person, tolerant and patient. And my gift? Happiness in abundance for me and my loved ones.
Himesh Reshammiya: My New Year resolution is to deliver the biggest hit of 2009. And the gift I want from god is to be super-creative in whatever I do.
Payal Rohatgi: My resolution is to be more caring towards my family, as the whole “Bigg Boss” experience and 26/11 attacks made me value them and realise that one can only trust one’s family. My one gift? A film with Shah Rukh Khan. Hope god is listening.
Mona Singh: No particular resolution. Just a list of things that I want to keep doing. As for gifts, unexpected gifts are the sweetest.
Rajeev Khandelwal: My resolution? To be a better citizen and to spread awareness among the youth to make our country the best.