By Hindustan Times
It's a festival that has inspired some evergreen songs and scenes in Bollywood, from Rang barse to Holi ke din. But notice how Holi has slowly been edged out of Hindi movies in the past decade?
Those peppy, trendy songs are conspicuously absent as another Holi comes around Thursday. Filmmakers put the blame on the strict adherence to script these days but say they will make a comeback.
"It is true that Holi celebrations are not shown in Bollywood movies these days. Unlike old movies where everything was incorporated, films nowadays strictly go by the script. So if the script does not demand a Holi song, then there is no point in keeping one," said film critic Taran Adarsh.
Films like Silsila, Sholay, Mother India and Darr have unforgettably captured the fun with colours. Songs like Rang barse, Holi aaye