Bollywood stars celebrate Raksha Bandhan; See pics
Celebs who wished their siblings and also fans on the occasion included Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan among others.
Bollywood celebrities, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, among others wished their siblings and fans on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Shah Rukh took to Twitter and posted a couple of pictures of his daughter Suhana Khan celebrating the festival with her younger brother AbRam. "Raakhi done...with a promise in the family to respect all women. Respect for women will make you inspired, make you tender hearted & morally strong. Happy Raakhi to all ye bros out there...and respect to all sisters," the actor wrote.
Priyanka, who recently got engaged with American singer Nick Jonas, posted a photo with her brother celebrating one of her "favourite festivals". "I've got an army of brothers, and this one (@Iamsidchopra) happens to be the leader of the pack (by default) #HappyRakshaBandhan! It's one of my favourite festivals where the sister ties a sacred thread around the brother's wrist for protection..." the Quantico star wrote on Instagram.
I've got an army of brothers, and this one (@siddharthchopra89) happens to be the leader of the pack (by default) :p Happy #RakshaBandhan! It's one of my favorite festivals where the sister ties a sacred thread around the brother's wrist for protection, symbolic of the beautiful bond between siblings. I can't imagine life without having my brothers in my corner... Love you guys!
Priyanka's Bajirao Mastani co-star Deepika Padukone also celebrated the festival and shared a throwback photo of her with sister Anisha Padukone on Instagram. "Like always...I promise to love you,protect you and bug you...forever! I love you smallie..." she captioned the photo.
Farhan Akhtar also wished her "boss" sister and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar. "Behna ka kya kehna.. boss #rakshabandhan @zoieakhtar" Farhan wrote on Instagram while sharing their childhood photo.
Sonam Kapoor took to Instagram and shared a picture from her wedding that features all of her brothers, including Arjun Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor. "To my brothers a very very happy Rakhee... I'm so thankful to have all of you in my life.. love you all a lot! And sorry I'm not there today to tie you rakhee.. your favourite sister, Sonam Also @jahaankapoor26 you're the best!" she wrote.
Arjun shared pictures from his family get together for Raksha Bandhan which was attended by Anil Kapoor, Jahnvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, among others.
The actor penned a post for his sister Anshula, where he wrote, "I have a parrot on my shoulder & guess what she's confused by !!! My fashion choices.... ?Ya I'm sorry that yellow Fanny pack is mine & you ain't getting it no matter how hard you stare !!! "@anshulakapoor, happy rakhi to you !!! ?You're lucky you have such an amazingly warm, genuine, funny cool, sorted & fashion forward brother !!! Ya and you're not a shabby sister yourself too (actually you're the best)" he added.
I have a parrot on my shoulder & guess what she's confused by !!! My fashion choices....âÂÂ¬ âÂÂªYa I’m sorry that yellow Fanny pack is mine & you ain’t getting it no matter how hard you stare !!! @anshulakapoor, happy rakhi to you !!! âÂÂªYou're lucky you have such an amazingly warm, genuine, funny cool, sorted & fashion forward brother !!! Ya and you're not a shabby sister yourself too (actually you're the best) !!! #findingfanny literally
Few more from the Kapoor family's celebrations:
None of us have an answer why @anilskapoor has worn sunglasses in a family picture. Maybe he thought we are his fans. @kapoor.sunita @anilskapoor @harshvardhankapoor @anshulakapoor @janhvikapoor @khushi05k @shanayakapoor02 @maheepkapoor @sanjaykapoor2500 @nirmalkapoorbombay @jahaankapoor26 @reenamarwah1 and @ all the missing members as well !!!
Soha Ali Khan also celebrated the festival with brother Saif and wrote, "The bond one shares with their brother is unique. Sometimes, he understands you better than you do. When you re lost, he always shines a light in the right direction. He gives you the courage to take on the world. Your relationship is unbreakable, just like a diamond. And today, I'm proud that my brother is mine and we are strong together."
Alia Bhatt tied a rakhi to Karan Johar's son Yash. She considers KJo not only a mentor but also a father-figure.
Alia Bhatt and Yash Johar
Other celebs who wished their siblings and also fans on the occasion included Abhishek Bachchan, Kajol, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Twinkle Khanna and Genelia D Souza.
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