Avika Gor recently represented India at the Namaste Vietnam Festival. Calling this an honour and privilege, the Balika Vadhu actor, who is back home, shares her experience and why she enjoyed the entire experience.
“My experience was simply amazing here. Everybody there was absolutely warm and loving. All my fans, everybody, were just so overwhelmed and I was very happy to see that. People literally had tears in their eyes just looking at me. I’m very happy that I was invited to be a part of this festival. While there, I also visited Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh city and I’m very happy that the response from both the cities were amazing and the festival did so well,” she adds.
“We did have a few interactions with the fans, some proper events where there were a lot of dance performances by many Bollywood and Vietnamese dancers. There were other cultural events and I was also invited on stage to talk about Bollywood, Indian Cinema and Television. It was a very proud moment to represent Indian Cinema there. The whole event was about Vietnam and India friendship and I’m so happy to be a part of the Namaste Vietnam Festival because it’s all about collaboration and we are talking about how beautiful collaboration has always been. We have completed 50 years of friendship between Vietnam and India this year. So it was a great opportunity to be here during Independence Day and it was nice that they also celebrated the Indian flag hoisting a day before I reached there.”
The response has been beautiful, shares the actor.
“People were overwhelmed to see me here and I feel blessed to have got this opportunity. The weather and nature here is very similar to Bombay and I did not miss home at all because my father was also there with me. And I got to go a lot around the city and walked around a bit and ate a lot of Vietnamese food. I’ve been doing all of those Vietnamese things and enjoyed my stay. It was really beautiful there,” she ends with a smile.