Not all film stars can hope for a boisterous Diwali. A few of them will be away from home, busy shooting
B-Town is caught up in the festive fervour with the biggies having planned grand Diwali celebrations for their industry friends. But then there are some others, who will not have the luxury of taking a break on the occasion to be with their close ones. hitlist takes a look at the Bollywood celebs who will miss the revelry in town.
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
The lead pair of Vikas Bahl’s Shandaar are also shooting in England’s capital city. Pankaj Kapoor is also shooting alongside the duo.
Alia Bhatt will miss out on Diwali festivities at home as she is shooting for Shandaar in London along with Shahid Kapoor and Pankaj Kapur
A homesick Alia recently posted online about missing her mother, Soni Razdan and sister, Shaheen. Being away from family on a festive occasion is going to be even tougher, no?
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif
This rumoured couple are leaving for Thailand today for the shoot of Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos. A major portion of the film will be filmed in that exotic location. Though they will be away from home, we’re guessing they will surely have some fireworks on the sets.
The leggy actress, who has Happy New Year releasing this Friday, won’t be in town for Diwali. However, she will spend the day with her family in Bangalore.
Labelled as Anurag Kashyap’s latest muse, Richa will be shooting in Banaras for Masan. The film is the debut feature of Neeraj Ghaywan, Anurag’s associate. She will return to Mumbai only in the first week of November.
The actress loves the festival of lights. But this time round, she is likely to give it a miss, the first time since she moved to Mumbai. Asin will be jetting off to New York before this Diwali. She says, “I am really disappointed that I will miss out on all the festivities in the country. We never celebrated Diwali so much back home in Kerala as we do in the North but ever since I moved to Mumbai, Diwali had become one of my favourite festivals, specially since it falls close to my birthday. Though I don’t burst crackers, I love lighting lamps with my family, dressing up in traditional attire and the sweets, of course! Unfortunately, this year, I wont be here to enjoy all that."
This actor will have to skip the lavish card party that is held at his place on Diwali every year. Tusshar will be shooting for Milap Zaveri’s Mastizaade in Bangkok. So will co-stars Vir Das and Sunny Leone.
He, along with co-star, Jackky Bhagnani, is away in London for Ashish R Mohan’s Welcome to Karachi.
He is in Cape Town, South Africa, shooting for Mahesh Bhatt’s Khamoshiyan. He will have co-actors Gurmeet Chaudhary and Sapna Pabbi to keep him company.
Currently in Los Angeles to shoot for the US television show, The Americans, in which he plays a Russian spy, Rahul will be away from home on Diwali. He is also said to be ‘too busy’ to promote his upcoming film, Fireflies, opposite Monica Dogra.
>> Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Kerela today, will be back home for Diwali. The Bachchans have planned a lavish get-together on October 23. The guest list includes Bollywood A-listers.
>> The Khans will also be in the city for the festival. Shah Rukh Khan will be keeping track of his film, Happy New Year, which releases on October 24.
>> Salman Khan, who is shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in Karjat and a reality show at Lonavla, will most likely come back to Mumbai for Diwali. This also will be his younger sister, Arpita Khan’s last Diwali at home as she is getting married in November.
>> Aamir and Saif Ali Khan will be in town with the former throwing a party in the next couple of days. Aamir and co-star Anushka Sharma will launch PK’s trailer on Diwali.
>> Hrithik Roshan will celebrate Diwali with his parents and sons.
>> The other stars who will be in the city for the festival include Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Tiger Shroff. Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan, who have just wrapped up the initial schedule of Remo D’Souza’s ABCD 2, are also here for Diwali.
>> Kangana Ranaut, who is shooting for Tanu Weds Manu 2 in Lucknow, will return to Mumbai for the festivities. She believes in an eco-friendly Diwali. The Queen actress will also be hosting a Lakshmi puja for close friends at her new apartment.