Some of these stars will go all out to celebrate the festival of colours and brightness, while some of them will stay at home or perhaps celebrate a working Holi! Here's finding out what B-Town's celebs are upto this festive season. Actor Amitabh Bachchan seems to be in favour of a dry Holi this year. The star of many hit holi numbers like Rang barse and Holi ke din sab mil jaate hai, has asked his fans to save water on Holi as Maharastra is facing a great deal of water shortage.
The 70-year-old actor took to his Twitter to request his millions of followers to play dry Holi as the state is experiencing one of its worst droughts in the last 40 years.
In fact, Hrithik Roshan too, has has refused to celebrate the festival this year. “He won’t be celebrating Holi as a mark of solidarity with those who are suffering from the acute water shortage in Maharashtra. Instead, he will only use only a small amount of gulaal to apply a shagun tika as part of the traditional ritual,” says an insider close to him. In fact, like Hrithik, even the other members of the Roshan family will reportedly keep the celebrations low-key. They will take part in the morning puja and then spend some some quiet time together.
Unfortunately, actress Sonam Kapoor, too, won't be playing Holi this year. She tweeted, "Happy holi my darlings!! Love laughter and lots of colour.. Can't play holi unfortunately as I've been under the weather for the past three days! (sic)"
Shabana Azmi said, "At my parental home in Janki Kutir, playing Holi is a tradition started by my father (Kaifi Azmi) and now followed by my brother Baba. We play with organic dry colours. There will be family and friends from theatre and cinema. Lots of naach-gaana and khaana."
Irrfan Khan said, "This Holi I am far away from the madding crowd in the forests of Uttarakhand.
Honey Singh has a working Holi as he says, "This Holi I perform in Dubai for a crowd of 20,000 people. For the concert of mine, the gates are being flung open for families and children as well. Through this festival of colours and happiness, I want my fans to know my music is for everyone and for all occasions."
Kalki Koechlin too, said she'll be working this Holi: I am shooting for a film in Delhi for Holi.
Raunchy starlet Poonam Pandey, who has been promoting an ad campaign tweeted on her account saying she'll be celebrating the festival with 'chaddi buddyz'. The actress has even shot an exclusive video for the campaign, which is about gifting colourful undergarments to your best buddies on Holi.
Pavitra Rishta and Kai Po Che! actor Sushant Singh says, "I will not waste water and only use natural colours. Maybe a lathmaar Holi, which is very famous in north India (laughs) would be a great idea."
Busy Varun Dhawan, who's busy shooting these days says, "After packing up, I’ll play a bit with my crewmembers, including Anurag Basu (director), Ayananka Bose (cinematographer) and Kunal Rawal (designer)."
Student Of The Year actor Sidharth Malhotra plans to celebrate Holi with his friends. He says: I am preparing for my film (that’s why I am not going to my hometown, Delhi) but still, I’ll celebrate Holi in my own way with my close friends.
Television actor Nakuul Mehta no longer plays with colours either. He says, “Every year, I end up working. Besides, these days, it has become a nuisance. People go overboard wasting water; even the folks in my apartment call for a water tanker to have a rain dance. Kids throwing water balloons on passers-by is also not in the correct spirit.”
Other stars like Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiamak Davar and Malaika Arora Khan will all be celebrating a working Holi.
Bollywood wishes on Twitter
Most celebs urged fans and followers to have a happy and play a safe Holi:
Abhishek Bachchan: Throwing water balloons on pedestrians. Never liked all that. Try playing a safe holi. HAPPY HOLI EVERYONE!!! HOLI HAI!
Bipasha Basu: Happy Holi!Enjoy d festivities 2day bt also b very careful!Colors r not safe n the practice of throwing balloons on strangers is not fun!
Shilpa Shetty: Hey tweetos been off Twitter a while bt missed ya.May the holi fire burn al the negativity n light ure lives with only positivity.Happy Holi
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Happy Holi everyone!!
Karan Johar: i was 10 and someone threw a rotten egg at me on holi!!!! That was one of my last happy holi's'...i wish you colour and an egg free holi!!!
Chitrangda Singh: Happppieeee holi !!!! Fill your days with colors
Preity Zinta: Happy Holi 2 all my friends in India & all over the world ! May this festival of colour brighten ur lives with happiness, laughter & love !
Riteish Deshmukh: "The drought situation in Maharashtra is extremely serious this year. Need of the hour is to save water. This holi say NO 2 water. #DryHoli."
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Happy holi everybody. ! Be safe and play well. May the colors of joy and happiness rub ur lips and bring a smile Forever! Lots of love.
Mallika Sherawat: HAPPY HOLI, MY LOVELIES!!! xoxoxo with all the colors of the rainbow! :) RT @abhilashaab: happy holi to u n ur family :)
Anupam Kher: When our faces are covered with beautiful Colors of Holi we have no caste, religion, no rich, no poor. We are just INDIANS. Happy Holi.:) May all the colors of life make you Happy, Joyous, Content and Peaceful. HAPPY HOLI.:)
Dilip Kumar: The blue of the sky, the golden orange of the rising sun, the pink of roses.Happy Holi. Enjoy the colours you love.
Sophie Choudry: #Holi tom.. If ur gonna play, make sure it's with eco-friendly colours, don't waste water & don't rub colour in ppl's eyes! Its NOT funny!