Comedian Navin Prabhakar says that he wants to travel for New Year this year. He adds that every year he tries, but is not able to make it due to work commitments.
“I always plan to go out of Mumbai with my family or friends during Christmas. Last year I was busy shooting in Kolhapur for a Marathi film so after the shoots I went somewhere near Goa in Konkan as my friend invited me. This year we are trying to go out of Mumbai for celebrations. But I am quite unaware about my performances this time so our plans are still pending. So, let's see how we'll celebrate Christmas this time,” he says.
He adds, “Parties are not about destinations but it's about my loved ones with whom I share a good bond and spend time with them, sharing plans about the upcoming year. This is what I have been doing for the last 20 years. Whenever we make plans to go out most of our time gets wasted due to travelling. So we try to stay in Mumbai and celebrate it with each other's family and engage in conversations with them. We even talk to our friend's children and guide them in their careers because we feel that conversations really leave an impact.”
Talking about his destination, he says, “For the past 5 years, we have been visiting our village and we used to visit the temples around, talk to people and discuss the good old days. I miss those days as I have not been able to revisit the village due to work. If I get free from my programmes, I would definitely visit the village again and cherish those moments. We usually burst crackers and welcome the new year. That's how we plan our new year. We will be visiting a small village in Pune and decorating the place with lights, we live in tents and have a campfire.”
Ask him what would he want to wish for this New Year, and he says, “I think if I ever get a magic wand, my first wish would be I wish I could make people laugh. I wish I didn't hurt people in any way. The reason behind the wish is that I really love to see people happy. My second wish would be that the stress levels of the people could decrease. When I go for my programmes, I have always heard people talking about their stress level and how it's affecting them. So, I wish that people live a stress-free life and get motivated to fulfil their goals. I wish people would love each other.”
He adds, “My third wish would be to get the things we have worked hard for. We all know that we must do hard work without feeling tension about the outcome. So, I believe that if you are doing something good for someone or are helping someone then God is watching you and he will be happy. So, I wish we all get engaged in good things and help someone who needs kindness.”