The festival of colours is here and while you may be excited to start smearing gulal with your friends, your favourite celebs have a message for you. Scroll down to read what they have to say.
Krishna Bharadwaj: Rama in Tenali Rama actor Krishna Bharadwaj- Holi is all about that feeling of ‘go colour your enemy and make friends with them’. With this festival, I get the feeling of something new and good. However, I don’t play Holi with colours anymore and rather watch movies and binge eat loads of Holi delicacies. I urge everyone to spend some quality time with your parents and make them feel loved and important.
Siddharth Nigam: Holi is the time of fun and frolic, eating and celebrating the festival together with family and friends. The real happiness of this day is in spending time with your loved ones, eliminating loneliness and making your lives colourful. So, I usually celebrate Holi with my family and friends and since I love Gujiya, I get all in to help my mom make this delicious sweet. Also, on the day of Holi, I love putting colour on everyone- Siddharth Nigam, Aladin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga
Adnan Khan: The vibrancy of colours is something that brings in a lot of positivity in our lives and Holi is actually a day worth rejoicing. I remember, as a kid, I used to cry because the colours used to hurt my eyes. That’s when I decided that its time we celebrate Holi in a more safe way and I prefer playing it with organic colours. I would like to wish everyone a very happy Holi. Be safe and have lots of fun!- Adnan Khan as Kabir in Ishq Subhan Allah
Akshay Kelkar aka Abhishek in Bhakharwadi- My idea of Holi is very different, I don’t like playing Holi with colours or by burning wood. I rather celebrate the festival by eating loads of sweets like Puran Poli and Karanji. I believe, we should celebrate festivals but taking care of the environment is also our responsibility.
Eisha Singh: Eisha Singh as Zara in Ishq Subhan Allah- I fondly remember my childhood days when the entire family would come together the night before to light the Holika pyre and with that, we would destroy all the negativity within us too. Every Holi, I indulge in delicious sweets and samosa and spend quality time with my family. I hope this time too, I can get to celebrate Holi with them.
Kanika Mann: This Holi will be special as I am in Mumbai and I will enjoy the festival with my friends. Celebrations are already in full swing in our show Guddan as we recently wrapped up the Holi Special sequence which we shot for in Goa. Holi celebrations are incomplete without dancing to the song ‘Rang Barse’. I remember having a lot of Gujhiyas and Malpuas as a child and I still love it- Kanika Mann as Guddan in Guddan… Tumse Na Ho Payega.
Paras Arora: "Holi is the festival that signifies spreading happiness, spending amazing time with family and friends and eating loads of sweets, especially my favourite, Gujiya. As a child I used to be so excited that I would get up at 4 am for Holika Dahan and then gather all kind of different colours to play with them," says Paras Arora aka Guddu from Baavle Utaavle.
Sanjay Gagnani: Sanjay Gagnani as Prithvi in Kundali Bhagya- I celebrate every festival with equal enthusiasm but holi is one of my favourites. I worship goddess Holika on the day of Holi after which we all get together and play with organic colours. I think organic colours are a great invention, easy to remove and not harmful in any way, especially for an actor. As a child, I used to throw balloons at people and celebrate by eating a lot of jalebis.
Nishant Singh Malkani as Akshat Jindal in Guddan… Tumse Na Ho Payega- The celebration of Holi goes beyond just playing with colours, it’s about celebrating and getting together with our family members. It’s become a ritual to dance to Bollywood songs especially ‘Do me a favour let’s play Holi every year, it just boosts my energy. On this Holi, even in our show Guddan we have a Holi celebrations special episode which is a mixed bag of a lot of drama and fun which for which we recently shot in Goa. Playing Holi on the beach was such an amazing experience.
Paresh Ganatra: Actor best known for Mahendra Thakkar in Bhakharwadi says, "Holi for me is purely a holiday as I prefer not to waste water for this festival. I used to love playing Holi as a kid until the age of 20 years when I understood the harmful effects of how we celebrate this festival. So, now I celebrate Holi with my friends by only putting a tika of gulal and later spending time with them as we sit, eat and chat together."
Vrushika Mehta aka Asmita of Yeh Teri Galiyaan- Holi is one of the most revered festivals of our country and we celebrate it back home in Ahmedabad wherein the entire family gets together and plays with colours. The entire atmosphere is painted with all kinds of colours and you just can’t stop yourselves from pulling some pranks and playing around. I am going to miss Holi celebrations back home but I am going to celebrate it by playing with my friends and eating yummy Gujiyas. Happy Holi to everyone!
Ankit Siwach aka Ram of Manmohini- The festival of Holi brings in a lot of positive vibes, excitement and fun with all the colour-smearing, water guns which helps spread love and cheer. I belong to North India and having bhang during Holi is like a tradition. I remember once I had bhang and I slept through the entire festival. After that, I ate 10 large aloo parathas and dozed off again. That was one of the best Holi.
Sambhabana Mohanty: I love festivals because that is the only time that I get to cheat on my diet. Holi is special not only because of the delicious food but also because it’s such a colourful festival where everyone dances to peppy Bollywood Holi songs. This year, I will be in Jaipur shooting with the cast of my show Rajaa Betaa and we are planning a small celebration on the sets. - Poorva in Zee of Rajaa Betaa aka Sambhabana Mohanty.
Poorva Gokhale: Every year during Holi, I visit my parent’s house and our entire family, cousins and friends come together to celebrate the festival. We prefer playing dry Holi and using organic colours so we can all enjoy a peaceful Holi. Moreover, we indulge in some yummy traditional food and have lunch together. We should play Holi without causing any nuisance and damage and should enjoy the positivity of the festival. - Poorva Gokhale as Anupriya in Tujhse Hai Raabta
Rrahul Sudhir aka Vedant of Rajaa Betaa- Holi is hands down one of the most fun festivals that we celebrate with much fervour. It’s full of colour, music, dance, food and is a joyous occasion to get together with your family and loved ones. I would like to urge everyone to play organic and safe Holi while enjoying every moment to the fullest.
Reyhna Pandit as Mohini in Manmohini- This year, I will be celebrating Holi with my friends and family in Mumbai. We are planning a Bollywood themed party with yummy food and colours. It will be playing eco-friendly Holi with organic colours and will try not to indulge in water wastage. I would like to wish all my fans a happy and safe Holi!
Ankit Vyas: Holi is the festival of colours and I personally love the concept of organic Holi. I remember, once I damaged my hair severely due to the synthetic colours used and since then, I have been playing Holi only with natural colours. I am a big foodie and looking forward to having yummy sweets especially jalebi and gujiyas. May this Holi remove all the darkness and negativity inside us and make our lives happy and colourful. Happy Holi to all!- Ankit Vyas as Rizwaan in Ishq Subhan Allah