Move over simple dos, it’s time for iftaar parties!
With the beginning of the pious month of Ramadan, TV shows seem to have set a trend by organising iftaar parties on their sets that help the cast and crew to bond better.
Beyond Dreams Entertainment that is currently producing three successful shows Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera (Star Plus), Sadda Haq: My Life My Choice (Channel V) and Main Naa Bhoolungi (Sony TV) yesterday (25 July) threw a lavish feast on their sets to celebrate the ‘alvida jumma’ (last Friday) of Ramadan.
Talking on the same, producer Yash Patnaik shares, “Iftaar parties on our sets is an every year affair but this time we increased its scale. Mamta (Patnaik) was on the sets of Sadda Haq, my marketing head joined the celebrations on MNB while I was present on Veera’s sets. It was a great time where we indulged and bonded over food. We almost cleared off the fruits in the surrounding area (laughs). Apart from food there was rooh afza, veg and non-veg pakoras, chicken and mutton delicacies and a lot many. It was a delightful time.”
So what made him start this trend, we asked. “Well I feel Ramadan, Holi and Diwali are festivals that bring people together. Every year with my friends I go out and gorge on food on Mohammad Ali Road. Also since we have a lot many Muslim members in the team, we decided on dedicating a day to them. Others too decided to play along and observe a fast on the occasion. Since yesterday was an auspicious day we celebrated it with much pomp with everyone from the spot boy, technicians, directors, creatives, actors and all others joined in the revelry.”
And from what we heard, the lead actor of Veera, Shivin Narang also observed a fast and played an integral role in the feast. “Ramadan is all about celebrating the joy of brotherhood and spreading love and peace. We really had a great time yesterday and it was an energetic and euphoric time for all of us. The best part was that everyone was together and happy.”
Cheers to that!