August 29, 2012 06:50:35 PM IST updated August 30, 2012 11:06:12 AM IST By Glamsham Editorial
The 10th day of the harvest festival is here and the southern beauty Asin is all geared up to celebrate her state festival Onam. Born and brought up in Kerala, she has never hidden her fondness for Onam even after being away from her native place.
The talented actress is busy shooting for her film but has made it a point to celebrate this fiesta in her own way in Mumbai. It is not a bravura celebration like the one down south but a get together with close friends at home accompanied by the customary food for her pals and flower carpet at the entrance of the house. Later in the day she would spend time with her family & friends watching Onam special Malyalam shows on TV.
Like every year this year too she would be sending Onam delicacies like Payasam, banana chips to her friends in the industry- Sajid Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Jacqueline!
Remembering those wonderful days spent at her home as a kid in Cochin, Asin used to get up early in the morning before the sunrise-wear the traditional Patpavadas (Silk Skirts), pluck flowers from the garden to make a flower carpet called attapookalam. She would also help her mother in the kitchen to prepare the traditional dishes like Appam, Payasam, Onasadyaand many more delicacies which would be served on the holy banana leaf.
Her favourite part of the occasion used to be the visit by Maveli (King Mahabali- a la Santa Claus) and would also take part in the traditional dance 'Thiruvaathira Kali' where she would perform with the other girls from the neighborhood.
With so many special memories and people around to celebrate with, we are sure that Asin would have an unforgettable Onam in Mumbai!