Actor Monica Chaudhary loves Christmas and enjoys celebrating the festival. The actor, who has made her debut in ALT Balaji web series Apharan, says that Christmas is all about being grateful. “Christmas to me is the time to be thankful and cherish one's family and friends, to me it is all about Santa, gifts, lights and cakes. I am always excited because I love gifts. When I was a kid, I used to get gifts from Santa which later I discovered that it was mom and dad who used to keep the gifts. So yes, Christmas has always been special to me,”
Talking about her plan for the festival, she says, “I love to have rum cake on Christmas because it has that traditional or you can say festive feel to it. So, whenever I visit my Catholic friends, they make sure that they get a rum cake for me. Even when I was a kid, my mom used to get rum cake for us on Christmas so somehow it has become a ritual for me. Without it, my Christmas is incomplete.”
The actor has a lot of memories associated with the festival. “The most cherished memory that I have of Christmas is of the late-night carols that my Catholic neighbours used to sing. I used to sit at my balcony and fall asleep listening to that as if it was a lullaby,” she says.
She adds, “My parents used to play Santa for me and my brother. They used to always fill the socks that we used to leave beneath our pillows with chocolates in the morning. We used to even get gifts from Santa which used to be kept nearby the Christmas tree.”
Ask her what she wants from Santa this year, and she says, “I am thankful for a wonderful 2018 which blessed me with a lot of good work in the industry. I just expect an even more incredible 2019 on the work front.”