Gashmeer Mahajani Opens Up About Not Shaving His Head After His Father’s Death
The passing of legendary Marathi actor Ravindra Mahajani, father of actor Gashmeer Mahajani, in July 2023 raised questions among some social media users about Gashmeer’s decision not to shave his head, a traditional Hindu ritual performed after the death of elderly family members. This act symbolizes purification and is expected of male family members, particularly those involved in performing the last rites, as it prepares them physically and mentally for the customary rituals.
One user directly asked Gashmeer why he did not undergo the ritual, to which the actor responded candidly. He explained that while his family always supports his choices, shaving his head would have led to the loss of projects, thereby affecting those who depend on him financially. Gashmeer’s fans have expressed their support for his decision and offered condolences on social media.
Ravindra Mahajani, a celebrated Marathi actor known for his superhit films from 1975 to 1990, passed away at the age of 77. He had been residing alone in Pune’s Aambe village in the Maval district for the past eight months before his demise. Gashmeer’s decision not to shave his head reflects the complexities and personal considerations that individuals often face when dealing with traditional rituals in the context of their careers and responsibilities.