Ring in the Festivities with Elli AvrRam
TMM|November 2021
Ask Elli AvrRam what she likes about India and the Swedish Greek actress who moved bag and baggage to Mumbai nine years ago will probably say – everything! The beautiful lass who loves gorging on motichoor laddoos, wearing saris and salwar kameez, and celebrating festivals like Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi, believes in her heart that she was an Indian in her past life. Our cover girl, who sizzled in the Har Funn Maula song with Aamir Khan earlier this year, chatted with TMM about how she likes to ring in the festivities. Excerpts from a conversation:
Deepali Singh

You moved to India from Sweden in 2012. Does Mumbai feel like home now?

Wow! Has it been that long?! Oh yes, Mumbai feels like home and it feels like I have come a full circle with it. When I first came to India, it felt like I have come home. I just loved it here so much that whenever I would go back to Sweden, I would feel like coming back to India within two weeks or so. Then I started feeling lonely and there were so many struggles here. I was missing my family and my friends were getting married and I was missing out on so much. It is this year that I feel that all the love I felt for India back then when I first moved here has come back to me. Recently, I was back home in Sweden for almost two months and that’s when I realised that I am an alien there. It was so clear to me that India is where I belong. I definitely believe I was an Indian in my past life. I just know it.

It’s the festive season here now. What do you enjoy about the Indian festivals?

This time feels like Christmas! The streets are lit up and there is a warm, cozy vibe you get from all the homes. I really enjoy all the Indian festivals. They are full of life. Also, there is something that I noticed about the festivals here that everyone celebrates and wishes each other and it does not matter if you’re a Hindu, Muslim, or Christian. Everyone celebrates all festivals and that is such a beautiful thing.

Is there any Indian festival that is more special for you than others?

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