Mumbai: Team of “Saala Khadoos” including its lead actors R Madhavan, who is a Tamilian, Ritika Singh and the film’s producer Rajkumar Hirani on Thursday celebrated Pongal festival here.
Madhavan decided to begin the auspicious day by taking Hirani and Singh for a traditional Pongal breakfast at a suburban South Indian restaurant.
Pongal is known as the Tamil New Year and it celebrates the festival of thanksgiving for the good harvest season, every year.
Hirani, who celebrated the festival for the first time shared, “Maddy (Madhavan) had invited me and Ritika for breakfast. But early this morning, he arrived at my residence with a veshti (lungi) and he insisted that I dressed in this traditional attire. Initially I was hesitant, but now I am feeling very nice and comfortable in this.”
Newcomer Singh too was dressed in a traditional outfit.
The Pongal feast included sweet Pongal, Vegetable Pongal, Pongal Upma, Idli, Mendu wada, Dosa and Pineapple seera.
The trio was seen relishing the Pongal delicacies.
Talking about Pongal, Madhavan said, “Wish you all a very very Happy Pongal. On this day, we thank Lord Surya for the good yield. We draw rangoli, sing songs and prepare pongal.
The pongal is made from the crops that we have grown, and then thank the sun for giving us such good pongal.”
The team is currently busy with the promotions of “Saala Khadoos”.
The content of the film has been receiving tremendous appreciation, and after Singh’s launch, who is also a real life boxer, there has been a lot of curiosity amongst the audiences around her.
The film is all set to release on January 29.