Posted on February 16, 2022 at 7:45 am

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Celebs on Their First

Happy Valentine’s Day: Celebs walk down the memory lane, talk about when they first heard about valentine’s, and share the significance of this occasion in their lives

Love is in the air, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, couples are getting ready to make their February 14 an amazing experience. V-Day celebrations have become a culture worldwide. The day, according to many, is not just about couples, it has everything to do with love that can be for your mother, sister, father, brother, or friend. Celebrities share when was the first time they came to know about the occasion, and the significance of the day in their lives. They also talk about how they are planning to make the most of Valentine’s Day this year:

Delnaaz Irani

I was in college when I got to know about Valentine’s Day, Rose Day, Hug Day, etc. We also got to know that Valentine’s is all about love. As such, there is no significance of V-Day in my life because if you love a person then love has to be celebrated every single day, whether it is your parents, siblings, friends, or partner. Yes, it’s a special day for all the couples. Basically, the concept is blown out of proportion. Percy (DJ and Delnaaz’s partner) and I do special things for each other whenever we feel like and that day becomes our V-Day.

Rahul Bhatia

I had heard about Valentine’s Day just in movies, never experienced it in real life. That time people used to say that the person whom you propose on Valentine’s Day, never says ‘no’. At least that’s what we got to know in school. I never had the guts to propose to someone in school. Valentine’s Day is a western culture, but if this day is for love then love can be for anybody. This time we are expecting, so we would be celebrating this day at home. I will cook something nice for my wife, Meenakshi. We have a pet named Chickoo, who would be a part of our celebration. Every relationship is lovely. Next Valentine’s Day would be with all four having a good time together.

Hasan Zaidi

I would be celebrating my Valentine with my wife Christina. She has been my support system and she compliments my life beautiful. She has given me a work-life balance. I can’t think of life without her. For me, Valentine is a day to express your love to all the people who matter. It is not just about romantic love but human love as well. I will be with my family on Valentine’s Day and spend some quality time.

Ajay Singh Chaudhar

I heard about Valentine’s when I was in college in 2001. That time social media was not there so that time for apart from birthday, diwali and holi we got one more occasion to celebrate and we got to know that we can celebrate it with your loved ones. That time on 14th February, people used to give each other cards and the atmosphere used to be really nice. We all used to roam around with friends that day. It’s related to love and it can be with anyone with your parents, your girlfriend, wife or daughter or your friends. For me, it is just an occasion where we can celebrate our relationship and spend quality time. Since my daughter came, we all celebrate it together. My valentine is my wife- Jyoti, my daughter and my mom. This Valentine’s Day, I would be shooting but I will try to take out some time and take my family out for a nice dinner or maybe some outing. Or else I will get some cakes. No plan as such for now but the important thing is to be together. My daughter is excited about Valentine’s day and she enjoys every occasion and every festival.

Muskan Verma

I heard about Valentine’s Day for the first time when I was a teenager. Love is not only about gifts and chocolate, but it’s also about giving happiness to your loved ones, and for that, there’s no particular day. So for me, every day is V-day.  My Krishna Ji and my families are my first and last love.
Muskan Verma

Hansa Singh

I have known about Valentine’s Day since school because our school was an English medium American aided institute. We used to celebrate all Valentine’s week going up to February 14. The day, as we all know, is all about love and that is the most significant thing and emotion in our life. Love is something that you look up to. Over the years, we have evolved much and understood the true meaning of love. You have to love yourself first as love attracts love. This year, I am traveling to Dubai so I will be with my brother and meet some of my old friends. I will spend Valentine’s Day with my ex and it would be nice to catch up with him.

Hemal Dev

I had heard about it in college but never celebrated it. I don’t believe in celebrating one single day of love. My plan for this Valentine’s Day is to take mom for a really nice dinner as she would be visiting me and often travels back and forth from my town Kolapur to Mumbai to be with me, to give me moral support. I am happy to be with her on V-Day. It would be a mom-daughter date. We will be spending some quality time with each other, she taught me what love truly means.

Prateik Chaudhary

I heard about it in my school days as we used to have chocolate day and the rose day before valentine and in school time we used to get chocolate and flowers. There is no specific significance of Valentine’s Day or any such special day that falls in a year because I find it weird making someone feel special on just one day. I believe that you should make everyone feel special every day. In the future, when I will have a partner I won’t just make her feel special one day, rather I will make her feel special every day. This time, I would be shooting for my show Sindoor Ki Keemat so we will celebrate this day on the sets. This day can be celebrated with anyone who is close to you so I would be celebrating with my family and friends

Rohan Birla

When I was in 10th grade, I heard about Valentine’s Day as everyone used to talk about it and I didn’t know what it was then. I searched on google and found out that it is for couples to celebrate happiness and love. For me, Valentine’s is good as it is a day to celebrate love. I am single so I have no plans as such, but Valentine is not just for couples, it is for everyone and every relationship. Well, this year there is no celebration as such, but I do watch 80’s movies, and since my sister is in Mumbai for studies so we both will go for a movie.

Pranav Misshra

We started hearing about it this day as kids. After growing up we have understood Valentine’s Day in a better way. It’s a day to celebrate with your loved ones. Those who have romantic partners, this day have a lot of significance. When I was in a serious relationship the day was very significant for me as well, but now I am single there are different feelings. This Valentine’s Day, I will be shooting. Let’s be optimistic and always be positive. I hope I get the blessings of Saint Valentine and Cupid does his magic on me. Whatever little time I get, I would be celebrating it with my mother and my sister who recently got married.

Somy Ali

It was probably around when I was a teenager when I heard about Valentine’s. One of the more interesting Valentine’s Day facts is that two people in history have the name, St. Valentine. That is the main reason we celebrate St. Valentine’s day, which is referred to as St. Valentine of Rome. While the history isn’t perfect, some accounts show him as a Roman priest and physician that was martyred around 270 AD because he would not renounce his faith. Essentially two people named Valentine were executed by the Roman Empire. So, it was quite a dark day historically. This day is an economic boost and nothing else. It’s tacky and ridiculous. We do not need a day to celebrate someone we love and respect, whether it is intimate or familial. I do not believe in any of these specific days, thus for me, it will be a typical workday. Spending that day or any other day working with victims is the best celebration of simply existing 365 days a year.

Rahul Sharma

During my childhood days, I remember I wanted to do something for my first girlfriend. I bought some flowers and a teddy bear for her. I am calling it stupidity as it was very cute and kiddish now when I think about it. Plus, I don’t think there should be any particular day for love, you can celebrate it every day. The good thing is that you can express your feelings not particularly for your partner but all your loved ones. It’s good that we made one day to celebrate love and make it feel special. Otherwise, I believe 365 days you should love someone, make that person feel cared for. You can make beautiful memories on this day. This Valentine’s Day, I would be vacationing at a romantic destination with my wife, Neha. Love is rare and if you have loved ones in your life, then you are lucky. I didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day for a long time as I was not living with my family, but now that I am married, I will celebrate it with my wife.

Harjinder Singh

I was in school when my classmates would do silly things on Valentine’s Day. Love should be everlasting, celebrated every day. Nevertheless, it’s important to have special occasions wherein you make your loved ones feel extra special. I don’t mean any grand gestures but just earnest wishing on Valentine’s Day can really make someone’s day. One should make it a point to tell their partners/friends/family/lover/child that they love them and how thankful they are to have them by their side. I believe such things are a reminder to the self, to put in effort for the ones we care for.  I won’t be doing anything elaborate on V-day. Just the usual but I’ll make it a point to tell my loved ones what they mean to me. That’s it.

Tanya Hope

I guess it’s a happy day when you’re dating someone or you’re in love with someone. You can do fun things for each other like buying presents and going out on dates and things like that. But no, I don’t remember ever really celebrating it as such. No real significance for me. I find my career much more fulfilling than dating these days. Haven’t really ever met anyone I would want to spend Valentine’s Day with. Do people even date monogamously nowadays? I really don’t know how it works these days. My mum is my forever Valentine. I honestly believe she’s my soul mate.

Pragati Mehra

I heard about Valentine’s Day way back in school, must have been when I was in class 8. The day actually does not mean much. The day celebrates romantic love; I am single so I don’t know much. But when I was dating too, I don’t remember doing anything special on February 14. Though it’s a day for romantic love, it has now been tweaked thanks to all gimmicks. I feel it’s just another day to celebrate. Come to think of it, why do we need a particular day to celebrate love, romantic or platonic? My Valentine this year is the ‘set of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’.

Mitu

I heard of Valentine’s Day in college via Archie s cards and loved the concept. I celebrate it in my own way with people I love. It’s another reminder of life to be loved and lived. My parents had decided to get married around Valentine over 50 years ago. He proposed a few days before, so at our house, Valentine was celebrated before Valentine s day came into being. For me, my daughter.. my lifetime is my Valentine! After her, I have realized there is no purer love than a daughter’s love for her mother. This Valentine, I plan to take my family out
Mitu

Charrul Malik

I think every day is valentine’s day and you can celebrate it with your family. I don’t know why only 14th Feb is so special that people go crazy. I feel that we should celebrate valentine’s with ourselves also as self-love, because if we are fit mentally then we are physically fit as well. We should pamper ourselves and this valentine I am going to take out time for myself. I will go for a nice spa, body massage or something to show love towards me. I think you can cook food because if you love somebody then you can prepare food. These days there are ready-made things so you can cook, sing a song, write a nice poem and be a little romantic.
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