This Diwali will be quieter for most Bollywood celebs
Diwali has traditionally marked big celebrations for everyone in Bollywood. Apart from some of the biggest festive releases, stars have also flaunted their lavish lifestyles on the big day. However, this year, the mood seems to be different. From the Khans to the Kapoors, everyone seems to be working doubly hard this season.
Shah Rukh Khan
It's a very important day for King Khan. His labour of love RA.One will be revealed to the world on this day. SRK will be seen celebrating with family, cast and crew and his fans at the film's premiere in Toronto on October 26.
His low-key card parties have always attracted a prolific guest list, but he has chosen to work this Diwali. The actor will be in London wrapping up the last schedule of his next film, Dhuaan. Reportedly, Kiran will be travelling along to spend Diwali him. Says Aamir, "I gamble with other people's money all year, so this time I will gamble with my own money."
Sallu flew down to Mumbai just for a day to wrap up an episode for his TV show last week, but won't be able to stick around for Diwali. He usually spends the day at his farmhouse in Panvel with his family and some local kids. This time, he will be shooting for Ek Tha Tiger in Turkey.
The entire Bachchan family including Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya will be celebrating at home.
Ranbir who is currently touring the country with the promotions of Rockstar will be interacting with his fans on Diwali day.
Rockstar director Imtiaz, on the other hand, has chosen to spend the day indoors with friends and family. "Oil lamps, sugar sweets, friends, family and crackers has always been my Diwali routine and I will stick to it," he says.
Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra
Says Shilpa, "I will be with family We are keeping it low-key out of respect for a family member from Raj's side who is very ill."
With her beau Saif's father, the Nawab of Pataudi passing away recently, Kareena is expected to keep celebrations to a minimum. She will be shooting with Aamir Khan in London.
Kat will keep Sallu company as both will be busy shooting for Ek Tha Tiger.
She has recently shifted to her new apartment and is going to celebrate Diwali with her family by organising a Laxmi puja in her new house.
He is busy with Don 2 and will attend a series of meetings on the promotions of the film.
Both Farhan and Ritesh are known for their Diwali parties. Says Ritesh, "I missed Diwali last year as I was in Berlin. I am looking forward to a day of puja and some jua at night with friends."
He is going to celebrate Diwali with his family. It's going to be a low-key affair since the family is still mourning his father Surinder Kapoor's demise
This is Vivek's first Diwali after marriage and so he will be spending a noiseless, bright evening with his wife and
He likes to celebrate with his parents, who are in Nagpur.
With husband Anurag Kashyap out of town, she will be performing her play in Bangalore.
Imran's still basking in the glory of three back-to-back hits and wouldn't let go of an opportunity to throw a Diwali bash. He is anticipated to throw a taash party.
Diwali is special this year as it is falling on her birthday and the day she got engaged. "I am celebrating eight years of my engagement, but I won't be celebrating Diwali as such as there was a death in my family."