For actor Shruti Haasan, Pongal is associated with special memories from the days spent as a kid in the lanes of Chennai. This year, she will be celebrating the festival of harvest in Mumbai, and says it has always been about leaning back on good food and vibe.

“I’m not a very big festival person. The only two festivals which we really ever celebrated were Christmas and Pongal. I don’t know how, but it just kind of happened that way always,” says Shruti, daughter of superstar Kamal Haasan.

Reminiscing about the festival, which is a four-day-long auspicious festival, which starts from January 14, the actor shares, “For me, Pongal in Chennai always meant going to my god mother’s (Vishalam’s) house. She served a traditional South Indian spread. And we went to her place for years and years, maybe till I started working, and couldn’t travel every time because of work…

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