A string of Bollywood celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Shabana Azmi took to social media on Friday to wish their friends, family and fans a "happy and safe" Holi. Some vital messages came forth too. Here's what they had to say:
Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha
Abhishek Bachchan: Aap sab ko Holi ki badhai. My favourite festival!! Be safe, be well and God bless.
Akshay Kumar: Today's #Holi made extra special with some thandai made by yours truly :) Happy Holi everyone, be safe.
Shah Rukh Khan: Sat with AbRam & a bucketful of balloons & threw them at our own feet! Then shirtless went for a drive in the driveway!! Happy Holi all
Priyanka Chopra: Happy holi everyone!!! Wish I was home today...But work beckons...Gn world. Zzzzzz.
Sonakshi Sinha: HOLI haiiiiiiiiii!!! Have a SAFE and happy holi everyone!
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Happy Holi! Play safe!
Shabana Azmi: Let's pledge there will be no incidence of violence by rowdy mobs. It'll be a fitting tribute to Indias daughters and sons. Truly a Happy Holi.
Nimrat Kaur: Happy happy Holi everyone! May your day be full of colour and madness and may you not be pink and purple all week long! Be safe and kind.
Subhash Ghai: Happy Holi to all my well wishers making India colourful n rich by our original art n culture n national character.
Shekhar Kapur: #HappyHoli to everyone. Keep it joyful. Keep it safe. Keep it dry. Remember that 90% India lives in water stressed conditions #Paani.
Arjun Rampal: Wish you all a very Happy Holi! Have a blast be safe. Enjoy, the uniquest and the most fun festival in the world. Holi hain!
Vishal Dadlani: I remember the sheer excitement of waking up on Holi morning, as a child. Wish we could all feel that way, every day! Have a stellar Holi!
Shirish Kunder: Mitron...Happy Holi. Have phun. But play only with saphron colour. All other colours are banned. #BanInIndia (sic)
Vidyut Jammwal: Happy Holi everyone...Enjoy yourselves...Thank you for all the color you've added to my life with your love!
Sophie Choudry: Happy Holi all! Today my fave colour is #Blue! #bleedblue #teamIndia #selfie #naturallight #nofilter.
Mugdha Godse: May your life be colorful with Love & Happiness. Happy & Safe Holi.
Esha Deol: Wishing you and your family a Wonderful and Safe Holi!!
Goldie Behl: #HappyHoli India may we have a rape free holi
Satish Kaushik: Happy Holi to everyone...enjoy the colours of beautiful and happy life
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Let the colours of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness. Happy Holi Everyone.
Shahid Kapoor: Happy holi all n a happier one now that we got gail off the pitch.
Dia Mirza: Wishing you and your family all the bright hues of life. Have a safe and colourful Holi :) #Holi2015.
Sridevi: Wish you all a very Happy Holi. May this day of color bring peace, prosperity and happiness. #IndVsWI #???????????? #DilSay
Shreya Ghoshal: Happy holi to u alllll!!!! Hope u are having loads of sweets! Try avoiding the toxic colors. Play safely.
Rakul Preet: Helooo tweeples! Happy holi to all.. Hope in brings in lot of happiness n joy in ur lives. Be safe!!