Mumbai: From dancing on Rang Barse, to bingeing on yummy gujiyas and playing with vibrant red or fiery yellow gulaal, these popular TV celebrities of Hindi serials have their Holi plans sorted this year.
Vijayendra Kumeria: This year, too, I’m not going to indulge in Holi parties because these are the times when a lot of people get-together and we are still not out of the Covid situation. It’s not gone completely so, I don’t want to take a chance. Holi is not going to be a party for me this time. The significance of Holi as we all know is ‘burai ka naash’. But it is also a lot of colours, happiness and joy. When I’m shooting, I like to use a little yellow or gulal because it looks good on screen. My all-time favourite Holi song is Rang Barse.
Sharad Malhotra: I remember every year enjoying parties with friends and family with some loud music, food, drinks and dance during this time. I miss celebrations in Kolkata. But like last two years, this year, too, we will avoid going to places with a crowd as Covid is still here. Celebration can be done in any way. My kind of celebration is to be with my friends and family. This year we will also do the same. My favourite colour is yellow and my favourite song is Holi Kheele Raghuveera.
Jasmin Bhasin: I won’t be in India on Holi this year. I would be shooting for my Punjabi debut film titled Honeymoon. For me, Holi means colours, love, happiness and change of season. Last time, my song Tera Suit with Aly (Goni) was released during this time. My favourite is Rang Barse from Silsila featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.
Vaishalee Thakkar: I’m travelling this year on Holi. In our family, we fast till evening (my mom and elders) and do Holika Darshan, break our fast and the next day celebrate Holi with our friends and cousins. We celebrate with colours, friends, food thandai and jalebi, White and yellow are my favourite colours and my favourite Holi song is from the film Oh My God- Go Go Govinda.
Pragati Mehra: Though it’s my favourite festival but I do not have any plans for Holi this year. I am still being cautious and avoiding large crowds. For me, Holi is a burst of colours and loads of fun. I prefer the quintessential red gulaal, the organic one.
Ayush Anand: I will be in Mumbai this year shooting for a Star Plus show, so no plans this year as Covid scare is still there. I don’t want to put myself and my co-actors at risk. Each festival has its own significance and so does Holi. As families are becoming nuclear with time, festivals like Holi bring an opportunity where all my family members get together and there is a sense of belonging. I have grown up in a big Punjabi joint family in Delhi and I always used to look forward to Holi.
Ankit Siwach: I would be celebrating Holi in Mumbai as my shoot schedules are tight. I am not going to my hometown like every year. We will be celebrating with friends, I feel it is a great way of getting together with everyone, dancing, colours, food and lots of love. I used to like red colour earlier, but now I have realised that as per the day, mood and weather, it keeps changing. My all-time favourite song is Rang Barse.
Hansa Singh: I enjoy the festival with colours, bhang and friends. But, this year, given my ankle sprain, I will sit at home and listen to Holi music. This is a festival that cuts all barriers across all caste. My favourite Holi song is Rang Barse. It has the essence of a festival and it’s so desi.