With just one day left for people across the world to celebrate Friendship Day (Sunday, Aug.7), social media is already abuzz with wishes dedicated to friends. Friendship Day is a big celebration for youngsters as well as adults to show their affection to their best friends.
The Hindi television industry has also seen many best friends over the past years. Here are some of the popular TV celebrities, who have opened up about their best friends and what significance the Friendship Day holds for them.
Shubangi Atre Poorey aka Angoori bhabi of "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai:" "I can say that I am blessed to have a lot of friends in my life who have guided me, helped me become the person that I am today. Even in my show "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai," I am surrounded with great people like Aashif ji, Saumya and Rohit ji who have become good friends with me over time and I can call them even at 2 a.m. at night. I always would wish great things for them as they would for me."
Saumya Tandon aka Anita bhabi of "Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai:" "I made my best friend my life partner and I hope this friendship of ours will survive all ups and downs in our relationship. I value Friendship a lot. In any relationship if you are friends the relation lasts longer, is happier and healthier, be it with your partner, mother, father or sister."
Ratan Rajpoot aka Santoshi of "Santoshi Maa:" "Back in school we used to celebrate friendship day by tying friendship bands. Nowadays I don't get time to go and actually meet them but I believe it's a day to remember the friends who have helped you when you needed them and love you just the way you are. I take time to understand people, but now I can comfortably say that my co-star from my show 'Santoshi Maa,' Ayaz Ahmed, is a good friend of mine."
Shaan, singer and coach of "The Voice India Kids:" "I truly believe that friends are one's extended family. I have a lot of friends who make my life beautiful with their presence and bring a smile on my face when I am distraught. I have a lot of friends from the industry so naming only one would be unfair. I would like to wish all my fans a Happy Friendships day."
Shekhar Ravjiani, music composer and coach of "The Voice India Kids:" "It's very unfair that there is only one day to celebrate friendships day. There are a lot of people who come and go in our lives, but a true friend stays with us forever. I don't have a single best friend from the industry and all friends are best friends. I celebrate friendships day with my instruments in my studio and I celebrate friendships day with them. My favourite song on friendship is Yeh dosti hum nahi chodenge!"
Neeti Mohan, singer and coach of "The Voice India Kids:" "Every day is a friendships day for my good friends. I have a lot of friends who have guided me, given me honest feedback and stood through thick and thin. My best friend from the industry is Harshdeep Kaur. I have been with her through the phase of being a bachelorette to a married woman."