By Chaitanya Padukone- While staying indoors with her loving family, — glam-hottie and Marathi cinema and Bollywood model-danseuse-actress Harshada Patil is optimistic that this blissful occasion of Gudi Paadwa (new year utsav) during this week will prove to be a turning point . “Am sure that it will eventually take away all the corona virus-generated negativity, anxiety and panic & restores happiness & prosperity to all Indians and NRIs,”smiles vivacious Harshada who was clad in a Maharshtrian ethnic (nau-vaari saree) outfit .Although day-to-day professional work has taken a back seat until normalcy is fully restored, all her shoots & events have been postponed keeping in mind the safety of every citizen. The socially-sensitive Harshada is moved & touched with the way almost every citizen has reacted with so much of maturity & solidarity in the wake of recent developments around the pandemic of COVID-19 virus. The photogenic Patil-babe reacts, “This year, Gudi Padwa has brought a bigger purpose & resolve & in this tough times, I feel proud to see the way entire India has shown unity & cross-communal empathy. The world is suffering, we are under a lock-down & curfew but that hasn’t demoralised the spirit of India. Despite the medically-advised ‘social distancing’, it has brought my family members, my friends & our entire Indian society closer to each other than ever before.” Gudi Padwa, which marks the onset of an era of truth, justice & peace, is also the first day according to Marathi calendar. “While choosing to stay indoors with my family, I will worship Lord Brahma & Lord Ganesha to bring happiness and joy in our lives..I hope my prayers are heard of and the life becomes balanced and normal as before. I wish each and everyone a very happy Gudi Padwa and a prosperous new year. “Stay home and Be Safe” , signs off Harshada.