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Randeep Hooda after visiting Ayodhya with wife Lin Laishram: 'Ram Lalla Pran Pratishtha reinfused a sense of pride'

Jan 24, 2024 08:10 AM IST

In an exclusive interview, actor Randeep Hooda opens up about attending the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya with his wife Lin Laishram

Actor Randeep Hooda was overwhelmed with emotions to witness the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya with his wife Lin Laishram, and he says being there for the historic moment was an experience which will stay with him forever. Also read: Randeep Hooda, Lin, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit, Bachchans attend Ram Mandir ceremony. See pics

Randeep Hooda attended the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya with his wife Lin Laishram
Randeep Hooda attended the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya with his wife Lin Laishram

‘Being there was great’

“It felt really spiritual, and proud to be a part of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony. It was an overall overwhelming experience with the first sight of Ram Lalla and being present at the moment it happened with everyone chanting Jai Shree Ram and IAF helicopters dropping flowers over the whole ceremony,” Randeep Hooda says.

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For the 47-year-old being at Ayodhya was special, as he has come back full of renewed energy. “Being there was great, positive and all imbibing energy,” he adds.

Randeep Hooda and wife Lin Laishram attended the Ram Mandir ceremony in ethnic ensembles.(PTI)
Randeep Hooda and wife Lin Laishram attended the Ram Mandir ceremony in ethnic ensembles.(PTI)

Randeep Hooda on India's heritage

In fact, the actor feels the inauguration of Ram Mandir came with great cultural and spiritual significance. Opening up about the same, he shares, “It’s a spiritual, cultural resurrection of our country not just in India but world over. It reinfuses a sense of pride in our heritage in all of us."

As an accomplished actor, Randeep Hooda feels art and culture contribute to the overall fabric of such religious and monumental events. “Arts and culture is the fabric of any civilisation. Such events come with a renewed sense of pride in belonging to such an ancient, rich and vibrant culture as we embrace the future as a country," he explains.

Last week, Randeep Hooda was invited to attend the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22. The actor got a personal invitation a day after his fellow actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, got the same.

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