On the eve of Holi, Bollywood celebs give us a peek into their plans of revelry...
Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee
We follow a family tradition where we put some dry colours on the feet of our elders and seek their blessings. Post that we head to our friends’ place for the celebrations with thandai and sweets. We make it a point to use only organic colours as other forms of colours are harmful. Everyone must protect their skin and hair while playing Holi. On many occasions, we have seen people wasting gallons of water on the day of the festival. That has to stop. We would request other celebrities to come forward and ask their fans to refrain from water wastage and advocate using organic colours.
I miss celebrating Holi in open spaces; we used to play with colours at my friend’s farmhouse near Chandigarh. They had a well and we all lined up to jump into it. Here, in Mumbai, we do not get the chance to play Holi on such a grand scale. My friends and I have organised a party for 20-odd people. We will watch the India vs West Indies match and enjoy the festival as well. We will play with organic colours as I am allergic to the chemical ones and ended up with skin rashes once. Since swine flu is in the air, we are making sure that we use tanker water. I want appeal to others to do the same. The best part about Holi is that we get to wear traditional clothes.
I never endorse bhang or chemical-based colours. Thandai, though, is fine. 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. Apart from that, the Fukrey team also might catch up at Pulkit Samrat’s place. He is shooting for his film, but is expected to join the celebrations.