15th February, Mumbai: Love is the universal emotion that binds us all. It is the reason why the world feels a better place. Celebrating the day of love is therefore special. With Valentine’s Day round the corner, everyone is looking forward to spending the day with their near and dear ones and that special someone. Actor Sonu Chandrapal, a part of Professor Pandey Ki Paanch Pariwar, shares about the significance of the day.
“For me, Valentine’s Day is not one particular day, though I like to celebrate every special occasion. Whenever I have someone in my life I would expect my partner to make me feel special. I don’t expect a huge celebration but to spend some quality time. I think that if there is some special day then we must enjoy it and not over think. V-Day represents western culture. There’s no harm in celebrating it, it’s your choice. It is not necessary that it should be celebrated by couples. You can celebrate it with the person you love the most, be it your family members or friends,” she says.
Everyone has a very different way of dealing with love and relationships. Some people are very expressive, some are not. “Celebrating Valentine’s Day is not going to harm our Indian culture. Without naming, I would say that whoever has problems in celebrating these kinds of days won’t have any logic to defend themselves, therefore they should rather concentrate on working on other issues in society like women’s safety, etc,” she adds.
Sonu has no plans for Valentine’s Day this year. If she feels like it, she would go out for dinner with her friends.
Coming to the entertainment industry, there’s much pressure, competition and one also faces unsolicited judgements. People don’t get an outlet for their emotions in spite of being in the business of emotions.
“Everyone has a different way of dealing with love and relationships. I am not someone who expresses a lot. I am very subtle when it comes to expressing my feelings. Somewhere people do feel a lack of love but I don’t feel that. If someone loves you a lot, be it your parents or friends they will understand you. Every love is different. The love of a partner will be different from the love of your parents. And some love may not fill the void that the love you lost left in you,” she shares.