Friday, March 6, 2015

Bollywood urge to play dry Holi; Save water

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.

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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.”

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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.”


Actor Akshay Kumar overwhelmed by NSF student’s secular gesture on Holi festival in Pakistan

Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jaate Hain Rangon Mein Rang Mil Jaate Hain

Gile Shikawe Bhul Ke Doston Dushman Bhi Gale Mil Jaate Hain

True words because the festival of Holi casts off all the jealousy and rivalry and brings together even the foes! In addition the festival of Holi also transcends all barriers of caste, creed and religion as people bury all differences and enjoy the color of festival. 

A true picture this brotherhood and communal harmony was visible in our neighboring country Pakistan, where The National Students Federation of Pakistan, (NSF), an students organization that works beyond dirty politics and seeks rational student politics had organized an event for their Hindu brothers and sisters so that they celebrate Holi with Happiness and Joy.


According to reports the National Students Federation of Pakistan had organized a Human Shield to protect Hindu brothers and sister on March 5, 2015 at Pakistan’s business city Karachi. The event was held at Swami Narayan Temple located at Light House in Karachi. Both the Hindu and the Muslims celebrated the festival spreading the noble massage of communal harmony and brotherhood. 

Saluting the humane side and true secularism of National Students Federation of Pakistan, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, was overwhelmed. 

In his tweet Akshay tweeted, “What some Muslims are doing for Hindus in Pakistan on Holi is commendable.” He added, “NSF taking this step is really a beacon of hope for brotherhood between India and Pakistan.”