N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE
New Delhi – The curtains have been drawn on the sixth edition of Asaam’s biggest cultural and colorful festival, Rongali, with the promise to return next year for 7 days. The week-long festival will provide a strong market for local entrepreneurs to become self-sufficient. Shruti Haasan attends Rongali, on her first visit to Assam.
Shruti said, “This is my very first trip to Assam and I’m super excited to be here, especially on the festive occasion of Rongali which celebrates Assamese culture.”
“It was really interesting to know that Assam has a rich culture, heritage and history. There are so many tribes and their emergence has a great history. The state has undergone so many religious movements here. Everything is so interesting here. The people here are really humble and friendly and it was a great pleasure to get to know the Assamese people on a personal level. There is so much to explore. And the food is something that tops the list. my list,” she added.
Doodle artist Santanu Hazarika’s hometown, Santanu said, “This is a homecoming for me. Visiting Rongali is a special feeling. I was pretty consistent at Rongali and I’m lucky that my talent has always been recognized in previous editions of Rongali. I am really grateful to the organizers of the festival, where budding artists get a platform to showcase their work.
In terms of work, Shruti is currently filming three projects – “Salaar” with Prabhas, “NBK 107” with Balakrishna and “Chiru 154”. (IANS)