Riteish Deshmukh makes eco-friendly Ganesha idol at home; watch video

Updated: Sep 03, 2019, 18:18 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

In a bid to save pollution on Ganesh Chaturthi, Riteish Deshmukh, who is known for his DIY videos on Twitter, shared how he made an eco-friendly Ganpati idol from scratch at home

Riteish Deshmukh/picture courtesy: Riteish Deshmukh's Instagram account
Riteish Deshmukh/picture courtesy: Riteish Deshmukh's Instagram account

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are here, and a lot of citizens are seen taking certain measures to avoid pollution and environmental issues. The risks of polluting water bodies raises high as thousands of people immerse the idols made of Plaster of Paris and toxic paints that do not dissolve in water properly. This ends up choking the already dying water bodies.

In a bid to save this scenario, Riteish Deshmukh, who is known for his DIY videos on Twitter, recently shared how he made an eco-friendly Ganpati idol from scratch at home. In fact, he also wrote on Twitter: "I made the Ganesha idol at home out of Mud-clay. I want to be responsible towards my environment,hope we can leave a better-cleaner planet for our children. They learn from what they see. wishing you all happiness & prosperity #HappyGaneshChaturthi #ecofriendly #GanpatiBappaMorya [sic]"

Check out the video Riteish Deshmukh shared on his social media right away!

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The 40-year-old actor shared a video which shows how he made a creative idol using mud clay and wished his fans a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. However, this is not the first time that the 'Ek Villain' actor has promoted the 'Go Green' and 'eco-friendly' concept. Last year too the star made an eco-friendly Ganpati idol at home for Ganesh Chaturthi.

The 10-day annual festival, which marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated with much fervour across western and southern India. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations began on September 2. Visarjan will take place on September 12.

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Meanwhile, on the work front, Riteish has a number of films in the pipeline including Housefull 4, Marjaavaan, Welcome to the Jungle and Chhatrapati Shivaji. Not only this, Riteish Deshmukh has joined the Baaghi 3 cast. The high-octane action film stars Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. Baaghi 3 is the third instalment under the Baaghi franchise, and the first two instalments proved to be blockbuster hits at the box office.

Speaking of Housefull 4, Riteish Deshmukh has been an integral part of their comedy franchise, Housefull. The actor will also be a part of Farhad Samji's Houseful 4, along with an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Bobby Deol, Pooja Hegde, Rana Duggubati, Chunky Pandey, Boman Irani and others.

In an interview with IANS: Riteish said: "It is not easy to make a multi-starrer film. The more the actors, more the responsibilities on the director. Proper coordination is needed between the actors while shooting. Films like 'Housefull' and 'Dhamaal' can't be made alone (with a single actor). Such films need multiple actors. Such scripts require multiple talents. And honestly speaking, a multi-starrer film reflects the real abilities of an actor. Among several other talented actors, if you are able to impress the audience then that shows your real powers."

Also Read: Genelia, Riteish Deshmukh donate Rs 25 lakh for Maharashtra flood relief

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Maanayata Dutt, Shilpa Shetty, Arjun Bijlani, Karan Wahi welcome the Lord
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    After photos of Sanjay Dutt and Maanayata Dutt's son Shahraan welcoming Lord Ganesha home surfaced online, the boss lady shared a lovely photograph of Ganpati Bappa all decked up. Dressed in a sari, Maanayata looks beautiful. She shared this picture on her Instagram account and wrote: "May the blessings of Shri Ganesha be with you and your family forever... may your lives be filled with love peace and happiness [sic]."

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    Veteran actor Jeetendra celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with utmost enthusiasm and joy. Continuing the tradition, son Tusshar Kapoor and daughter Ekta Kapoor welcomed the God of intellect and wisdom. Ekta shared a video on her Instagram and addressed him as the 'Boss of all'. The content-queen captioned the video as: "Boss with the bosss of all GANESHCHATURTHI [sic]".

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    Before moving into their new house in Juhu, Mumbai, senior actor Jeetendra lived in Girgaon's Shyam Sadan Building. The actor is a living example of how one should never forget one's roots. Even after ages of moving to the suburbs, Jeetendra continues to visit Girgaon and performs the first aarti.

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    Like every year, Arpita Khan Sharma got Lord Ganesha's idol at her residence in Khar. She looked pretty in a purple ensemble that she opted for the Ganesh Aagman. Her mother, Salma Khan, along with elder sister, Alvira Agnihotri were present with Arpita.

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    Shilpa Shetty and family chose the colour 'yellow' as their 'Ganpati' theme, which signifies happiness and hope. Dressed in a Maharashtrian avatar, Shilpa looked beautiful in the yellow ensemble. Husband Raj Kundra and son Viaan Raj Kundra also wore yellow kurtas and pyjamas. The actress vouches for eco-friendly Ganpati idols.

    Isn't the family shining bright?

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    Govinda along with son Yashvardhan Ahuja and daughter Tina Ahuja were snapped worshipping the idol. The Hero No.1's family celebrates this festival every year at their Juhu residence.

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    Veteran actor Suresh Oberoi also celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with wife Yashodhara Oberoi, son Vivek Oberoi, daughter-in-law Priyanka Alva Oberoi and his grandchildren. The Oberois even performed 'Satyanarayan Puja' on the first day. The family brings the idol home for one-and-a-half-day. Vivek shared the family portrait on his Instagram account and wrote: "Welcome home Ganpati Bappa!"

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    Dressed in burgundy-coloured ethnic wear, Sonu Sood looked handsome with his family. A picture of the family performing the 'aarti' has surfaced online. Sood shared some more pictures on his Instagram account and wrote: "Ganpati Bappa Morya, Have a super blessed year ahead. Thank u all my media friends for all the love and efforts you all put in spreading love and happiness [sic]."

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    T-series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar visited a Ganpati pandal with his gorgeous wife Divya Khosla Kumar. Bhushan, who is often spotted wearing a simple outfit, chose to wear a black t-shirt with denim while the lady radiated beauty in green and yellow ethnic wear.

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    Nana Patekar is often known to lay low and stays away from the glamour world apart from films. The actor welcomes Ganesha home every year. This time too, the Krantiveer actor brought the Ganpati idol home. The idol is an eco-friendly one.

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    Television host and actor, Maniesh Paul looks happy with his family in this picture-perfect frame with 'bappa.' He shared a photograph with wife Sanyukta Paul and Lord Ganesha in the frame to extend wishes to his fans and followers. He wrote: "Happy ganesh chaturthi from the PAULS... @sanyuktap may bappa bless us all...ganpati bappa mourya [sic]"

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    Gurmeet Choudhary shared photos and videos with wife Debina Bonnerjee. Dressed in a green floral outfit, the actress looked pretty. Gurmeet looked dapper in an olive green kurta-pyjama with a black floral Nehru jacket. They captioned the pictures on social media as: "Bappa is home."

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    Here's a picture of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker with his entire family. The true essence of celebrating any festival is only with the family. 

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    Television heartthrob and host Arjun Bijlani also celebrated the festival with wife Neha Swami, brother Niranjan Bijlani and son Ayaan Bijlani. The pictures that the actor shared on his Instagram account will ignite the festive vibe within you. The Naagin actor wished everyone through his Instagram account. Actress Mouni Roy was amongst the first visitors at Bijlani's place.

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