It’s Valentine’s Day today and there really is no better time to talk about and celebrate love. However, while couples the world over are making plans to ring it in with their special someone, Shabana Azmi
feels that the day has been reduced to a marketing stunt. In a chat with ETimes
, the actress, who is married to poet-lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar
for almost 37 years now, shared her idea of celebrating love.
Shabana believes that one doesn’t need diamonds and gifts to express their love. “Valentine’s day has been reduced to a marketing gimmick. Buying diamonds for your beloved has no appeal for me,” reveals Azmi, adding that she believes in celebrating love in a simple way. “Why measure love in monetary terms? A tender touch, a shared experience, listening to music that both enjoy, with the scent of fresh mogras, is my idea of a beautiful celebration of love,” she asserts.
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