“I partied a lot all year and wasn’t in the mood to have another party. I wanted to do something different, so the decision to visit Vaishno Devi was a sudden one.Most of her peers partied in and out of Mumbai on New Year’s Eve, but actor Rashami Desai took off to Jammu and Kashmir to give a send-off to 2017 in her own way. “I was in Vaishno Devi,” says the Uttaran actor.

Rashami flew to the state on December 31 with a group of friends and visited the holy temple on January 1. She says, “I partied a lot all year and wasn’t in the mood to have another party. I wanted to do something different, so the decision to visit Vaishno Devi was a sudden one. Diwali and New Year’s Eve are two important days in the year for me, and I like to celebrate them in a way that would be memorable. I visit Vaishno Devi every year, and so it felt good to be here and bring in the New Year.”