Asin unfolds her X’mas plans
“I am usually at home in Kerala during the festive season. This year I am a little upset that I can’t make it for Christmas, but I have planned a gala celebration with my friends in Mumbai,” Asin, who hails from a Catholic family, started her conversation with DC.
Recalling earlier times she said, “X’mas in Kerala was always celebrated with verve and color. We’d put up a X’mas tree and decorate it. We also made a crib with all the little figurines. My house would wear a festive look with star lights around the exterior and a big star in the center.”
She recalled how her mother, a cake specialist, would bake varieties of cakes and prepare X’mas goodies which were sent to their neighbours. “We would invite all our friends home and just like we visit Hindu houses during Diwali, they would enjoy Christmas at our place,” recalled the B’town star. She confided, “My favorite goodie is ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding’ which is a must at the Christmas lunch table!”
Though her cousins and uncles would dress up as Santa, the vibrant girl said that her Santa was always her dear dad Joseph. “Earlier my elder cousin brother would dress up as Santa. And we’d make fun of him and pull his fake beard and punch his pillow paunch! And all of us kids would have a blast.
But my Santa (in the sense my ‘gift giver’) would always be my dad. He’d buy me gifts and mom would pack them in the night and on X’mas morning my gifts would be ready in pretty boxes for me!” she described.
Asin sure knows how to enjoy herself when she gets a break. After a year of hectic shooting schedules, the actress will spend New Year with her family at her huge, scenic new 25-acre property in Kerala.
“I’ll be flying off to my house at Vagaman, a hill station in Kerala. It has a stream flowing right through the estate. I’ll have a family get-together there and bring in the New Year”, she gushed. “I wish all DC readers a merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”