Television actress Ankita Lokhande of Pavithra Rishta fame will observe her first Karva Chauth this year, for the love of her life, actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The couple have been dating for the past five years.
And it's obviously going to be special.
"A friend of mine told me not to observe Karva Chauth before marriage," Ankita tells us. "We (Maharashtrains) do not observe Karva Chauth; I don’t think even Rajputs observe it."
So what made Ankita take it up? "I like the idea of fasting for the well being of your husband or husband-to-be, breaking the fast and then performing rituals," she explains.
"I also like the idea of applying mehendi and dressing up with traditional finery and jewellery. I will wear a sari on the occasion," she adds.
The thrilled actress adds that some family and friends will join her for the rituals.
Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar