VALENTINE’S DAY

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Love is just love, it can never be explained. !!

The entire world loves a lover and no one can ever say that he/she has never fallen in love. Love is the the most basic form of emotion which a human being longs for and I have been fortunate to have experienced it in my life in all its colour.

Even though there are many versions about the origin of Valentine’s Day, I shall stick to the one which I felt was the most convincing. During the days of the Roman Empire, around 270 AD when Rome was ruled by Emperor Claudius II young men were discouraged from getting married as Claudius felt that single men were better soldiers than married folk. Incidentally there was a man in the clergy, Bishop Valentine who held a different opinion and performed many marriages in secret. This was soon discovered and he was sentenced to death. During his stay in prison, he met and fell in love with the daughter of the jailor. He was executed on February 14th and just before he was led to the gallows, he sent a note to her. In it was written – “From Your Valentine”. That is the power of love, an emotion which knows no boundaries of colour, creed, religion or language. In the year 496 AD Pope Gelasius in order to honour St. Valentine, officially declared 14th February as Valentine’s Day. Thus was born a day which is now celebrated the world across, as a day dedicated to love and lovers.

It gives me profound happiness whenever I get the chance to see young people in love. Their innocence touches me and then I look back at my younger days when things were simpler and the smallest of things made us happy. In my professional space I have been fortunate to essay the role of a lover in many films with various directors and I feel blessed that it has been appreciated by the audience.

From a personal perspective, I am in a happy space with my family members being my regular Valentines and I enjoy spending this day with my spouse and son. Of course my pocket becomes a lot lighter as I have to spend on flowers and chocolates.

Lastly, to my fans who have always showered me with so much love and affection, wish you all a very     “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY”. Enjoy the day with your loved ones and shower them the love and affection they deserve.

Love you all. !!

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