Actress Asin Thottumkal might have left south Indian film industry for Bollywood, but she is still a Malayali kutty at heart. Yes! Onam is a grand festival for this Kerala-born lass and amidst her busy schedules, she has found time to celebrate the harvest festival with gusto today.
In recent years, Asin has gone very busy with her shooting schedules. She may not get time to celebrate all the festivals, but for Onam, she surely takes off to spend time with family and enjoy the payasam. The Bollywood actress, who is stationed in Rajasthan till October, managed to get two days off and flew down to Mumbai on Tiruonam to spend the day with her parents.
Talking to the DNA, excited Asin gushes on Onam festival. “The highlight of the festival is obviously the vegetarian food spread, but the dessert, payasam, is the best part of it. Known as the King of sweets, payasam (kheer) is my most favourite dessert," the DNA quotes the actress as saying
The actress recalls her fond memories of preparing to welcome Maveli home. “The best part of the day was when Maveli (King Mahabali) came visiting (a la Santa Claus) his subjects' homes. He would be welcomed with a flower carpet known as the Athapookalam. As kids we would head out early in the morning with our baskets to collect flowers to make the carpet. It used to be so much fun."
However, Asin debuted in Bollywood with the film Ghajini and later she has starred in London Dreams and Ready. Now, she has two Hindi projects like Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan, which are slated to release in 2012. Currently, she is busy with the shooting of Housefull 2 in Rajasthan.