Diwali is a festival of joy, celebrations and fire crackers and
everyone has a great time with their family and friends. However,
Anushka Sharma gets a little worried during Diwali as she feels
it's unkind to dogs as the sound of the fire crackers makes them
uncomfortable. Anushka has a dog at her house named Dude and
thankfully she has protected him really well from the loud
Anushka Sharma was quoted as saying to DNA, "The thing is I live
on the 20th floor and I have kind of sound-proof glasses in my
house. So, 'Dude' doesn't suffer as much as other animals because I
am privileged and I have that option, but I know it benefits Dude.
Even then, he is still lethargic during Diwali and not as active as
he usually is. Not just him, so many of my friends and their dogs,
too, face a lot of troubles. I spoke to a lot of my friends and
people on sets who I was working with and they shared their stories
with me. The whole sight of it is just so sad."
When asked about how she would celebrate the festival of lights,
she quipped, "My Diwali is always a very simple one. We have a
pooja at home, eating and spending time with my family and my dog
Dude. We know it's a holiday, so there's not going to be work.
(Laughs) Last time, I didn't dress up, but this time, I will be
dressing up a bit. Friends might come home."
Anushka also pleaded people to avoid bursting fire crackers. She
said, "But I have one thing to tell all the people - please don't
burst crackers. I hate it, I hate it because it harms the animals
and I feel like crying watching stray dogs who get so scared that
they hide in gutters. It's so sad. My heart breaks at the sight of