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 noise.
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 it."