B-Town celebrates the festival of colour - Holi
Hindus all over the world celebrate Holi – the festival of colours today. The stars have their own plans for the day too – while some will be going all out with the partying, others like Hrithik Roshan will refrain from celebrating.
“He won’t be celebrating Holi as a mark of solidarity with those who are suffering from the acute water shortage in Maharashtra. Instead, he will only use only a small amount of gulaal to apply a shagun tika as part of the traditional ritual,” says an insider close to him to the Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile other stars took to Twitter to wish their fans:
Abhishek Bachchan: "Throwing water balloons on pedestrians. Never liked all that. Try playing a safe holi. HAPPY HOLI EVERYONE!!! HOLI HAI!
Bipasha Basu: Happy Holi!Enjoy d festivities 2day bt also b very careful!Colors r not safe n the practice of throwing balloons on strangers is not fun!
Shilpa Shetty: Hey tweetos been off Twitter a while bt missed ya.May the holi fire burn al the negativity n light ure lives with only positivity.Happy Holi
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Happy Holi everyone!!
Karan Johar: i was 10 and someone threw a rotten egg at me on holi!!!! That was one of my last happy holi's'...i wish you colour and an egg free holi!!!
Chitrangda Singh: Happppieeee holi !!!! Fill your days with colors
Preity Zinta: Happy Holi 2 all my friends in India & all over the world ! May this festival of colour brighten ur lives with happiness, laughter & love !
Riteish Deshmukh: "The drought situation in Maharashtra is extremely serious this year. Need of the hour is to save water. This holi say NO 2 water. #DryHoli."
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Happy holi everybody. ! Be safe and play well. May the colors of joy and happiness rub ur lips and bring a smile Forever! Lots of love.
Mallika Sherawat: HAPPY HOLI, MY LOVELIES!!! xoxoxo with all the colors of the rainbow! :) RT @abhilashaab: happy holi to u n ur family :)
Anupam Kher: When our faces are covered with beautiful Colors of Holi we have no caste, religion, no rich, no poor. We are just INDIANS. Happy Holi.:) May all the colors of life make you Happy, Joyous, Content and Peaceful. HAPPY HOLI.:)
Dilip Kumar: The blue of the sky, the golden orange of the rising sun, the pink of roses.Happy Holi. Enjoy the colours you love.
Sophie Choudry: #Holi tom.. If ur gonna play, make sure it's with eco-friendly colours, don't waste water & don't rub colour in ppl's eyes! Its NOT funny!
Read on to what the others have planned.
Shabana Azmi: “At my parental home in Janki Kutir, playing Holi is a tradition started by my father (Kaifi Azmi) and now followed by my brother Baba. We play with organic dry colours. There will be family and friends from theatre and cinema. Lots of naach-gaana and khaana.”
Irrfan Khan: “This Holi I am far away from the madding crowd in the forests of Uttarakhand.”
Pooja Bhatt: “I will be in Rajasthan scouting for locations. I'll play it by the ear.”
Shaan: “We're all off to a friend's farmhouse in Mandwa to celebrate Holi.”
Mahie Gill: “I've no plans for Holi. I'll be at home away from the noise and colours.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: “I am shooting in Simultala in Bihar for Buddhadeb Dasgupta's film. So Holi ke pehle, Holi mein aur Holi ke baad shooting only.”
Malaika Arora: “It's a working Holi day for me. I'm shooting for an ad.”
Anupam Kher: “No plans for Holi. I've been travelling so much that I haven't allowed myself to feel jetlagged. Maybe now I will for Holi.”
Jackie Shroff: “I'll be at home with my family or in the hills alone, depending on my mood.”
Shankar Mahadevan: “A full gathering of family and close friends. No water. Just music. Super food, bhang, masti with the kids and a dedicated session of cards. Then I've to quickly pack and leave for Doha.”
Govinda: “This year again I am not celebrating Holi.”
Hema Malini: “I am in Chennai. Holi is not much played here. So there's a relaxed atmosphere.”
Kalki Koechlin: “I am shooting for a film in Delhi for Holi.”
Aditi Rao Hydari: “I'll be in Thailand shooting Boss.”
Shiamak Davar: “No Holi plans. I am directing and choreographing for an international awards event. So it's all work and no play for me.”
Urmila Matondkar: “I am in the UK. So no Holi for me.”
Aftab Shivdasani: “I am not sure if I'll be playing Holi. If I do, I will try to keep it a dry Holi.”
Whatever they have planned, we wish all those celebrating a safe and joyous Holi with plenty of dancing, singing, and ‘rang’ (coloured powder).
Quotes from: India Today and Hindustan Times