Even as people across the nation are celebrating Diwali on 11 November along with the family and friends, TV celebs also plan to enjoy the festival of lights amidst their hectic schedule.
Many of the small screen actors have taken some time off from their shoots to be with their family, others are hooked up on the sets of their shows.
In an interview with Bollywood Life, some of the popular TV actors reveal their plan for Diwali.
Varun Kapoor of "Swaragini"said: "I will be going to my hometown, Ahmedabad for Diwali to be with my parents for two days. The idea is to spend some quality time with them and relax a bit. We will light up the house and do Lakshmi Puja. It will be a simple celebration."
Divyanka Tripathi aka Ishita of "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein": "This Diwali, I will be visiting my friends in Mumbai but I will be in Bhopal on main Lakshmi Puja day. The only Diwali ritual, which is close to my heart is visiting my Dada ji's place where entire family gathers. Every year My Dadaji does all the Pooja and we all actually queue up to take prasad and aashirwad from him. This year too I am looking forward to do the same."
Pearl V Puri aka Abeer of "Phir Bhi Na Maane...Badtameez Dil": "I will be spending 3-4 days with my family in Agra. It is special because I am meeting my mom and dad after a year. I am looking forward to the home-cooked food and spending time with family and friends. We avoid crackers as they cause pollution."
"Sasural Simar Ka" actor Dheeraj Dhoopar said: "Every year, I go home to celebrate Diwali with my parents in Delhi. However, they are in Mumbai this time round. So, I am extremely happy. I am really looking forward to the Diwali lunch and sweets. We will do the Lakshmi Puja."
Arjun Bijlani of "Naagin" fame said: "I am shooting today so I won't get to spend as much time with my family. I just hope to be in home in time for Lakshmi Puja. On Diwali, I generally hold a card party but this year I have had no time nor energy to arrange one or host one. I will go to my friends' place. I want to be with my parents, wife and son."