Though Bollywood has the tradition of celebrating Holi in an extravagant style with lavish parties as celebrated by the late Showman of Film Industry Raj Kapoor at R.K. Studio and later his style being imitated by the big shots of film industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Subhash Ghai, Shah Rukh Khan, Javed Akhtar etc. But since the past few years Bollywood has decided to celebrate dry holi using Gulal keeping in minds stern drought situation in many parts of Maharashtra.
From Mega star Amitabh Bachchan to many celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, Vikramaditya Motwane, Riteish Deshmukh and others are going all out to promote a dry Holi this year too.
EK PAHELI LEELA actor Rajniesh Duggall in a message for dry holi said, “Vidharbha in Maharashtra, is dying of acute shortage of water hence I would be celebrating a dry holy with gulal and also request other to celebrate the festival with dry colors instead of water and save water for who are even not getting water even to drink.”
Meanwhile the most dhamkedar Holi will be spent by Deepika Padukone as she would be enjoying the festival on the sets with both her boyfriends viz with ex boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Speaking about her Holi celebrations she said, “I would be celebrating Holi on the sets. I am shooting for TAMASHA with Ranbir Kapoor and with Ranveer Singh for BAJIRAO MASTANI.”
Interestingly both Kamal Hassan daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Hassan have difference of opinion on holi. While the elder sister Shruti Haasan is sensitive to colors and hence avoids playing holi, the younger sister Akshara loves the festival. "I play Holi with my family and friends whenever I get the chance; I don't like missing it," she informs.
Ali Fazal, 3 IDIOTS and FUKREY is ardent holi fan. He says, “It is fun to be around people and witness the colourful atmosphere on Holi. Like every year, this year too I will attend the Holi party at Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi’s place.”