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PIX: Madhavan, Ritika celebrate Pongal

By Jahnavi Patel
Last updated on: January 14, 2016 17:01 IST
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The Saala Khadoos team -- including actors R Madhavan and Ritika Singh and producer Rajkumar Hirani -- celebrated the festival of Pongal at a Mumbai restaurant called Banana Leaf on January 14.

The team dressed up traditionally, enjoyed a Pongal breakfast and posed for pictures.

 

Rajkumar Hirani, Ritika Singh and R Madhavan

A perfect Pongal picture!

Rajkumar Hirani, Ritika Singh and R Madhavan

Hirani was apparently surprised to see Madhavan at his home at 8 am, carrying the traditional outfit -- the Angavastram, a white shirt and the vesthi -- for him.

He was initially hesitant about wearing it. But when he did, he found it very comfortable.

 Ritika Singh and R Madhavan

It was Madhavan's idea to celebrate Pongal with his Saala Kaddoos team.

"During Diwali, I wear kurta and pajama. So during my festival, I can do this much," he says with his trademark smile.

Rajkumar Hirani and Ritika Singh

Hirani and Ritika enjoy the Pongal breakfast.

Ritika Singh and R Madhavan

Ritika tells us that this is the first time she has worn a sari!

A boxer in real life, Ritika had a tough time wearing the traditional half-sari -- called the Pavada Davani -- and her mother was quite shocked to see her in this avatar.

Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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