Janmashtami 2020: Director Viral Shah says, As per the Hindu calendar, I share my birthday with Lord Krishna
Krishna Janmashtami is a joyous festival celebrated across the country to honour the birth of Lord Krishna. The festival falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Krishna Paksha or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the Hindu calendar. This year it is celebrated on August 11. Devotees from all the quarters have started their preparations for the auspicious day. Golkeri director Viral Shah too shared his memories about the festival exclusively with ETimes.
He says, “I have always been a fan of Lord Krishna. In childhood, loved hearing his stories from my mom. According to the Hindu calendar, my birthday happens to be on Janmashtami, and my family prefers celebrating my birthday on Janmashtami rather than on the actual birth date. And the funny part, as a child I always liked to believe that I am the reincarnation of Lord Krishna”.
The versatile director is currently head to toe busy with his upcoming projects. From scriptwriting to managing his own production house, Viral Shah is leaving no stone unturned to hit the ground running. Recently, Viral announced his third collaboration with Malhar Thakar for the film ‘Aaj Na Samachar’. He is also on board for the upcoming Gujarati film Kesariya.