From celebrating with friends to following family traditions, the festival of Holi has a lot to offer. Here’s what these celebrities are doing to ring in the festivities.
It’s going to be just close family and friends. My mom cooks a lovely lunch with all our favourite dishes. That’s how we celebrate Holi each year. While Holi is celebrated to signify the victory of good over evil. Personally, I love how colourful it is! On Holi, it’s a colour fest and a treat to the eyes. I’d say currently I love blue and purple the most! I love Balam Pichkari, it’s peppy and fun! Also, I know all the hook steps.
This time, I’m here in Mumbai all by myself on Holi. So, I’ll be celebrating this Holi with all my close friends here in Mumbai. We cannot forget that Corona has still not gone, so all the precautions should be taken care of. I’ll be celebrating the festival at home. I love colours so I will definitely play with colours but make sure that these are herbal colours, organic colours so it’s not harmful to your skin as well. I love dancing and water balloons as well. I love the whole traditional way of playing Holi. Since my childhood, I have always loved Holi and when I was in Shimla, we did not play much with water as it is cold there. So there we only have mostly dry Holi with just colors. I love drinking thandai as well, although not more than 1-2 glasses.
I will be on set, shooting for Swaran Ghar. I’m happy and looking forward to playing Holi on the set. It will be fun with the cast and crew. We have a beautiful family at Swaran Ghar. I love Holi, it’s a festival of colour and a beautiful festival and I’m actually very proud that I’m an Indian and I get to play Holi. Now, people are playing Holi in other countries as well, so I’m really glad. For me, the significance is that Holi is a beautiful festival and should be played with love.
It has been a long week for me, as I just finished hosting my birthday party with my friends and family. This Holi, I just want to chill at home with my friends, eat good food and groove. Summers are also the reason I don’t want to go out. Holi celebrates the arrival of spring, which also reflects the new beginnings and energy change. For me, it is a festive day to meet people, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. I love yellow and pink the most. Before stepping out, I make sure I put colours on myself instead of anyone else putting them on me. I am a 90s kid and I love Rang Barse – my all-time Holi favourite.
This year, I am extremely excited for Holi because, for the last two years, I did not celebrate Holi. Covid 19 is controlled in India now and I am hoping that the 3rd wave won’t come. But this doesn’t mean that I will not follow Covid’s rules. In Delhi, people are crazy about Holi. We wake up in the morning and put colours in a bucket and fill water balloons. Few People are badly drunk during this festival and a few make Gujiya and Pakora’s on Holi. In North India, most of the places have colonies, so people behave like they are participating in a parade and this is an opportunity for children to throw colours and balloons. My all-time favourite song is “Holi khele Raghuveera” and I think every Indian loves this song. I love this song because I have been listening to this song since my childhood. So, this song is not only in my mind, it’s in my soul.
This year is a new beginning. The ordeal we have all gone through for the past two years has made us resilient in our own ways and there is a recharged sense of commitment towards betterment. To continue with that mindset, I’m planning to focus on my craft and continue working on myself as an actor. Getting even one day free means getting a chance to make that day productive. That’s a festival for me- celebrating every day by doing what gets you closer to your goals. Holi is not just a festival of colors for me. For me, it is the mark of new beginnings- how spring arrives in nature, spring can arrive in our lives too. For me, it is the win of good over evil- not outside, but within ourselves.I like all the colors because each colour in the spectrum represents emotions and we are full of them, aren’t we? I like Rang Barse because that’s my earliest association with Holi. I remember listening to that song as a kid and being amazed by Bachchan Sahab in it.
First I was not planning to go out but then the thought of catching up with friends after a long time and celebrating with them was too tempting. I am going to party with my friends on Holi. Holi is the festival of colour, it signifies the victory of good over evil. It’s the day to forgive and make peace with everyone around us. It also marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter. All different bright and vibrant colours of gulal. The iconic Rang Barse Bhigay Chunar Wali is my favourite Holi track and I will be enjoying it on Holi.
I don’t know how much Holi would be allowed in terms of our society guidelines. it used to be very good before the pandemic. There used to be rain dances, everyone used to enjoy themselves, enjoy playing with colours, with each other and indulging in beautiful things. There is a very dear friend who has planned a Holi party and there will be good food and good music. My entire family really enjoys the festival, especially my daughter. We have to enjoy ourselves but be responsible as well. Holi brings a lot of happiness. It’s a great level where no one is rich or poor. No one is Hindu or Muslim. And Holi ke rango mein sab ek samaan ho jate hai. And since childhood Holi has been very dear to our heart. Rang Barse is my favourite song and it’s always been because this is what I grew up with. My favourite colour is Yellow. A lot of people like pink Gulaal but, for me, yellow is beautiful.
I will be shooting on Holi, but if I’m not shooting, then I will probably have a get together with my friends. I have already played Holi on the set with my Bade Acche Lagte Hain family. The significance of Holi would be good over evil. Holi brings lots of positivity. My favourite colour is pinkish gulaal, as I’m from the Gulaabi Nagri that is Jaipur. My favourite song is Holi khele raghubeera, that song is such a Holi vibe.
I have always been very excited about Holi, it’s one of my favourite festivals and I like everything that is associated with Holi; colours and happiness, laughter and dancing. Mostly I have been in Mumbai for Holi and I have either celebrated it with family or friends. But this year, I will celebrate it with my friends with a really nice get-together, lots and lots of splashing of colours and water. Like how it’s said, ‘Bura na mano Holi hai. So I think it is the day when you should forget all grudges, all disappointments and bring in new hope. That’s what I try to do and that’s what it signifies for me.
We have planned a small family getting together. It signifies the triumph of good over evil so, yes, for me that is the significance of the festival. My favourite colour is red, but I like all colours. My favourite song will be Rang Barse and Balam Pichkari.
It’s my daughter’s birthday on Holi so, for us, it’s a double celebration. I have great memories of Holi from childhood. We used to make groups and go and paint the colony red. It used to be a day of fun and frolic. All colours are my favourite as long as they are herbal. My favourite song is Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. It’s young, vibrant and celebrates Holi in a festive manner.
This year if the shooting schedule is there, then we might shoot. My mom makes fabulous puranpolis and I enjoy eating them on Holi. She makes it with kesari jaggery and it’s amazing. This time I would be getting it for my co-actors as well. In our building, Holika Dahan takes place which is a mark of prosperity. Holi is a festival of positivity. We all apply Gulal to each other. When we were children, we used to make water balloons with plastic. On this holiday, all of us gather near our building and spend quality time. We also play games like Housie and Antakshari. Rang Barse is my favourite song and my favourite colour is red gulal and it represents something sacred. I love Rang Barse because of Amitabh Bacchan ji. The way he has grooved to the song is really amazing. I also love Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. You will see me performing on that song very soon.
Holi is always about colours, Gulaal, eating Malpua and having fun, meeting friends, drinking thandai; and that’s exactly my plan. Basically rangeen bana denge mahol ko ekdum. Holi signifies India’s multicolour culture and the beauty of Indian culture and the Hindu Culture is seen during Holi. It’s one of the most important and fun festival for Hindus. My favourite colour is red and my favourite Holi song is “Holi ke din dil khil jaate hai, rango me rang mil jaate hai” from the movie Sholey.
I don’t have extensive plans, I will be shooting on this holiday. I honestly feel like I have already celebrated Holi because on Bhabhiji there is a very special track of Holi coming up where we have done Shayari and played with colours. We are in a field where we celebrate all the festivals with so much enthusiasm and energy, ‘ekdum dhoom dhaam se, so mostly I will be shooting. But if I’m not shooting on Holi, then I will be home, meet a couple of friends, use organic colours. For me, at any festival, we eat good food and dancing. For me, Holi is the most vibrant and colourful festival of India and it’s a day of forgiveness, friendliness, equality. We celebrate two days of Holi; one is Choti Holi and Badi Holi. On Choti Holi, we do Holika Dahan and on Badi Holi, we play it with colours and pitchkari and eat lots of gujiya. Holi brings us all together, people meet each other, spend time with each other.
This year I’ll celebrate Holi with my family and cousins as generally the whole year we keep working only. So it’s a treat to be with family during the festival. It’s a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Generally, my favourite colour is black but on Holi all colours are best and my favourite.
I will celebrate Holi this year with my family and relatives in Uttarakhand. This is the first time that I have got a break from Holi after coming to Mumbai, I just completed my shoot for Avinash Mishra’s web show. I have got left, so I will enjoy myself with my family and relatives and my Kanha Ji. As I am Lord Krishna’s devotee, Holi is the most significant festival for me because Faag Mahotsav and Barsana’s Holi are very popular among Lord Krishna’s devotees. It is a festival of love and amity among society and I feel that such festivals are really needed today. On this holiday, we forget all our enmity and inequality and focus on spreading love and peace. I like many colors but red and white are my favorite colors.