R Madhavan, who is a Tamilian, celebrates the festival of thanks giving for the good harvest season, every year,
Pongal is known as the Tamil New Year , and this year the actor celebrated the festival with the team of his upcoming film.
He decided to begin the auspicious day by taking Rajkumar Hirani and Ritika Singh for a traditional Pongal breakfast at a suburban South Indian restaurant.
Raju Hirani, who was celebrating the festival for the first time shared, “Maddy had invited me and Ritika for breakfast. but early this morning, he arrived at my residence with a veshti (lungi) and he insisted that I dressed in this traditional attire. Initially i was hesitant, but now I am feeling very nice and comfortable in this”
Ritika too was dressed in a traditional outfit.
The Pongal feast included sweet Pongal ,Vegetable Pongal, Pongal Upma, Idli, Mendu wada, Dosa and Pineapple seera.
The trio was seen relishing the Pongal delicacies.
Talking about Pongal, Madhavan said, “Wish you all a very very Happy Pongal. On this day, we thank Lord Surya for the good yield. We draw rangoli, sing songs and prepare pongal. The pongal is made from the crops that we have grown, and then thank the sun for giving us such good pongal.”
The team is currently busy with the promotions of Saala Khadoos.
The content of the film has been receiving tremendous appreciation, and after Ritika’s launch, who is also a real life boxer, there has been a lot of curiosity amongst the audiences around her.
The film is all set to release on 29th January 2016.