stars say no to dream dates
Love, give, happiness and peace are their Christmas themes
By Poorna Rodrigo
Yet another Christmas Festival is just around the corner.
For many there is a reason for celebration this time, especially
with peace very much in the air, while for some just a day is not
needed to celebrate love. They believed the good spirit of Christmas
should be there right throughout the year.
this is just another day. What matters is not ther pomp and grandeur
but its true meaning.
TV Times spoke
to a cross section of celebrities in the society.
got a chance to have a date-out with anyone of your choice for this
Christmas, whom shall you select and why. Also What does really
Christmas mean to you?".
That was our
question, which we fired at all these glamour lot and see how they
of Gypsies says Christmas is for giving. "It is often associated
with the rich giving for the poor and I believe this should not
be confined to Christmas time alone. Let the whole year be regarded
in the same spirit. If people can believe every day is Christmas
the world would be a much better place to live in".
Sunil who became
the centre of controversy of late, certainly sounded controversial
when asked if there would be a special person of his choice out
there that he would like to come across for this Christmas. "
I would like meet Bill Clinton and ask while being the President
how he survived the scandal regarding Monica Luwinsky. " We
are all human. No matter whether you are a President or a layman
you all have same tendencies and the same sexual inclinations, sounded
very much frank. "I would like to visit a South American country
with him and ask him as to why he took such a great risk, while
being the most powerful person in the world".
have our weakness and we should learn to come to terms with it.
People hardly admit their weaknesses. That is the difference between
For Kumar De
Silva who has converted himself to a Buddhist says be it Christmas,
Vesak or for that matter Sinhalese New Year, this is just another
day. Perhaps in grandeur and commercialisation we forget the true
meaning of these seasons. " It is sad people go partying around
this season and go strong on this matter that I really don't approve
Given a chance
I would like to go out with my wife to a romantic city like Paris
for the season. (How boring ,isn't it?)
one of the popular singers in the local scene says it nice to see
the happy faces of people. They are into shopping and comparatively
seem to be happy especially with the war being on hold.
had a grouse. "If musicians are allowed to express their views
in a free manner, it would turn out to be even a better Christmas",
in fact his comment had undertones of the recent attack on Sunil
this is a time to give and take and help those who need it. But
you don't want to have a special season of the year. It's for all
With a hectic
schedule to deal with Rajiv says going out on holidaying is nothing
new. "It is not exclusive for this season. When I feel like
getting a break, I go for it",but with whom is a secret"
Almeida sounded a bit philosophical. "Just as much as the outer
peace, inner peace is important for me. At the end of the day, it
is the peace within you that matters".
backdrop of peace talks people should join hands with others to
celebrate Christmas in its true spirit" she said
Corinne had nothing to hide when asked with whom she would like
to go out for this Christmas.
my loved one is in Oman and I'll be in States and my son elsewhere".
I wished we all are together for the season. Asked if there is a
spcial place she would like to visit she said: "It's nothing
like the good old home". (surprise..surprise!!)
of small screen,Yashodha Wiamaldharama, the famous actress too believes
the spirit of Chirstmas should be right throughout. But at least
if people can make a special effort to think about others in a humane
manner, it would make all the difference. "It time for giving
and for forgiving".
more a spiritual journey with none but God, she sounded spiritual.
" If only I could reach upto God and be a messenger. It matters
a lot for me". Certainly there is much more in her than her
Ginger says it's nice to see all the streets lit up for this Christmas
and one really gets a feeling of Christmas. It is not just the lighting,
but the spirit is pretty much out there due to many reasons. It
shows a lot.
certainly love to go for some romantic place with my fiancee and
my family to celebrate the season in a special manner", she
said. ( Oh no....)
Prithi de Almeida,
the Public Relations Manager attched to Taj Samudra too is looking
forward to this Christmas in a big way. "You can feel the sense
of peace. So why not celebrate it in a special manner".
has got special someone whom she didn't want to name but very much
understood with whom she wanted to spend this Christmas.
" I want
to escape all the busy work in Colombo and go outstation",
Perera of Dream Team, spending the Christmas with his wife and daughter
matters more than anything else." Christmas is celebrating
the birth of Jesus. People are talking big about Christmas. But
its real essence is hardly practiced and experienced in our day-today
life. What matters most is experiencing Jesus through our lives.
And nothing else", he was adamant.
to go to Dubai for this Christmas as he got J Lo coming for a gig
there. " But do not tell my wife ' he said.
model Rozanne Diaz is the only one who opened her heart to a true
picture. "If I get achance, I really would love to go out with
Michael Jordan . He is my dream Man" she said.
'May be in
Alaska for this Christmas, would be ideal place for me . Because
Jordan is really hot' she said. Also love and care is her theme
for this Christmas.
It is surprise
to listen to these answers. All these celebrities except, Rozanne
have not given out their true picture. Nobody wants to have their
dream date in public.
But TV Times
wishes them 'Merry Christmas' and for all their all off stage dates.