Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: How actors celebrated Ganpati festival this year

Updated: 24 August, 2020 11:23 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Namrata Shirodkar

    Ganesh Chaturthi commenced on Saturday, and many celebrities welcomed Bappa home. Former actress Namrata Shirodkar posted a picture from the Ganpati celebration with her kids at her home in Hyderabad. Namrata wrote in her caption, "Ganpati bappa Morya. He's home, bringing us love. Protecting us from all the challenges and assuring us all will be well. Prayers and blessings to all celebrating him today and everyday #GoGreen. Her superstar husband Mahesh Babu wrote on social media, "Wishing you all a happy #GaneshChaturthi!! A humble request to all of you to switch to eco-friendly idols and avoid social gatherings amid the global crisis. Happiness and prosperity always."

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  • Kim Sharma

    Kim Sharma recalled her childhood memories and shared a couple of pictures while worshipping Lord Ganesha. "I fell in love with Ganpati as a child. My parents never follow any rituals really but I was so adamant that I wanted to celebrate this festival that they (as always) agreed! 33 years of Ganeshji coming to this home. I asked for nothing, just full of gratitude and happiness to be able to be home for this year’s celebration. Happy Chaturthi. May he fill you with peace and light," she shared on social media.

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  • Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, Viaan Raj Kundra

    Unlike every year, Shilpa Shetty Kundra kept it low-key this Ganesh festival season. Despite the virus scare, Shilpa ushered the idol of the deity home on Thursday, adhering to safety guidelines. This year will also mark daughter Samisha's first-ever Ganesh celebration in the Kundra family. "It will just be a family affair. Inviting guests is not a risk I want to take with newborn and ageing parents at home," said Shetty. Shilpa posted this picture with husband Raj Kundra and son Viaan and wrote alongside, "Wishing my #InstaFam and all a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. This year, we need Bappa's presence and His blessings more than ever. I pray that we emerge victorious from these times with strength & wisdom, and embrace a better future together. May each one of us be blessed abundantly with tons of love, health, happiness, and success. Stay safe... stay healthy... stay strong!"

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  • Sunny Leone

    Sunny Leone too took to social media to extend greetings and celebrate the auspicious occasion. She posted this throwback picture of hers in the traditional Maharashtrian attire, with Lord Ganesh's idol in the background. She wrote alongside, "Wishing everyone a beautiful, colourful and cheerful #ganeshchaturthi to everyone!!"

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  • Varun Dhawan

    Varun Dhawan too posted a picture of his, where he is seen offering prayers to Lord Ganpati on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Along with the picture, he wrote in the caption, "Wishing you all a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi."

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  • Taimur Ali Khan

    Little Taimur Ali Khan, son of Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, gave a creative twist to the Ganpati idol. On Twitter, mom Kareena posted a do-it-yourself (DIY) idol made of legos, which she said was made by Taimur. "Ganpati celebrations might be a little different this year... But Tim made sure the festival was on point by making a beautiful lego Ganeshji for us. Wishing you all a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Praying for peace, everyone's health and safety," Kareena wrote as the caption. In the image, the toddler is seen sitting with folded hands.

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  • Shraddha Kapoor

    Shraddha Kapoor's favourite festival is Ganesh Chaturthi. Even if the actor has a busy schedule, she always makes it a point to celebrate the festival with her loved ones. Kapoor welcomed Lord Ganesha at her aunt Padmini Kolhapure's residence and was snapped posing with an eco-friendly Ganpati idol, enjoying it to the fullest. She wrote in the caption, "With this Aarti that will reverberate in many households, I pray to our beloved 'Vighnaharta' for the good health and peace of mind for everyone! With our undying spirit, let this Ganesh Chaturthi be celebrated with prayers, love and empathy for one another."

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  • Vatsal Sheth, Ishita Dutta

    B-town couple Vatsal Sheth and Ishita Dutta too celebrated Ganesh festival as they welcomed Bappa home. "Wish you all a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi," posted the couple on Instagram, along with some pictures, while worshipping Lord Ganesha.

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  • Sanjay Dutt, Maanayata Dutt

    Sanjay Dutt celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in a simple manner with family this year. The actor tweeted a picture on Saturday featuring him with wife Maanayata, standing in front Ganpati idol. "The celebrations aren't as huge as they used to be every year but the faith in Bappa remains the same. I wish that this auspicious festival removes all the obstacles from our lives and bless us all with health and happiness. Ganpati Bappa Morya," he captioned the image.

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  • Ananya Panday, Chunky Panday, Bhavna Panday

    Ananya Panday welcomed Ganpati at her home while taking all the necessary safety measures to celebrate the festival with a lot of joy. The actress shared a bunch of pretty pictures on her social media, with her family, which said, "Love you Bappa, welcome home wishing everyone peace, love, good health, positivity and kindness#GaneshChaturthi #GanpatiBappaMorya (sic)".

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  • Giorgia Andriani

    Giorgia Andriani took to Instagram to share a picture of hers and her pet with Ganesh idol, all three donning mask. She wrote in the caption, "This year Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will definitely be quieter in the wake of COVID-19 but that doesn't mean they are wiped out by any means. It's possible to pay reverence in your homes to Lord Ganesha with food, family, and cheer! May Lord Ganesh shower you all with success and happiness in all your endeavours and may He protect us all and give us the strength to fight this invisible enemy! #ganpatibappamorya #stayhome #staysafe"

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  • Ekta Kaul

    Television actress Ekta Kaul shared an adorable picture of her baby boy Ved, and Bappa's idol in the background. She wrote in the caption, "Happy Ganesh Chaturthi everyone.. May lord bless all of you with happiness, prosperity, peace and good health. #ourfirst #mamasboy #kaulfamily #lotstobethankfulfor #vedkaul"

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  • Ruslaan Mumtaz, Nirali Mehta

    Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz posted an adorable picture with his wife Nirali Mehta and little baby boy Rayaan, as the trio poses with Lord Ganesha's idol. "Ganpati Bappa Morya!!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi @rayaanmumtaz had fun on his first Ganesh Chaturthi," Ruslaan wrote in the caption of his picture on social media.

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  • Anita Hassanandani, Rohit Reddy

    TV actress Anita Hassanandani and husband Rohit Reddy welcomed home Ganpati Bappa with religious fervour. Sharing a glimpse of their Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, Rohit posted a 'folded hands' emoji along with the picture.

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  • Shweta Tiwari, Palak Tiwari

    Shweta Tiwari too welcomed Ganpati Bappa at her home. The actress posted videos from the Aarti and pictures from the celebrations. Shweta's daughter Palak posted this picture with her mum and Lord Ganesha's idol and wrote alongside, "We welcome you with our whole heart Bappa"

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  • Debina Bonnerjee, Munmun Dutta

    Like most of the celebrities, Debina Bonnerjee welcomed an eco-friendly Ganesh idol at her home. She posted this picture, where her friend-actress Munmun Dutta is also seen in the frame, alongside Bappa. Debina wrote in her caption, "Celebrating Bappa with our little bunch of people. Everything is so different but let's take it at the right spirit always #GanpatiBappaMorya"

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  • Karishma Tanna

    Karishma Tanna welcomed Lord Ganesh at her home, for the first time. She mentioned in her social media post, "My first ever gannu baby sthapna. Can't express the feeling. Emotional, happy, overwhelmed gettin our Ganesh ji at home Ganpati Bappa Morya."

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  • Delnaaz Irani, Shruti Ulfat, Chitrashi Rawat, Tannaz Irani

    Actress Delnaaz Irani welcomed Bappa at her home. Her friends Shruti Ulfat, Chitrashi Rawat and sister-in-law Tannaz Irani dropped by to seek the blessing of Lord Ganesha. Shruti posted this picture and wrote in her caption, "Ganpatti Bappa Morya... finally by the grace and love Of Ganpatti ji.. we meet... yayyyyy! Ganpatti Bappa Morya.. thanks Delu n Percy ... and ladies it was beautiful... may we flourish .. be beautiful and be powerful and be graceful and be simply superb as always.."

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  • Arpita Khan

    Arpita Khan Sharma and Alvira Khan Agnihotri welcomed Ganpati at brother Sohail Khan's home at Pali Hill. Salman Khan is back from Panvel for the festivities. Among those spotted seeking Bappa's blessings were Iulia Vantur, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah.

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  • Govinda

    Govinda wished fans from "desh-videsh" a happy Ganesh Chaturthi. The actor's Juhu home has been spruced up for the celebration.

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  • Divya Dutta

    Divya Dutta lamented the fact that she has got Ganesha home, but can't invite guests for darshan due to the current scene. She prayed for peace and good times ahead.

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  • Ekta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Ravie Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Laksshya

    Tusshar Kapoor and son Laksshya, Ekta Kapoor and son Ravie and mother Shobha Kapoor prayed for wisdom to help everyone make sense of the current chaos. They hoped that people understand that life is beautiful — no matter what.

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  • Monika Khanna

    TV actor Monika Khanna requested the few guests, who came for Bappa's darshan, to bring stationery as an offering, instead of sweets. Khanna, who is seen as Zeenat on Ishq Subhan Allah, will be distributing the stationery among underprivileged children.

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  • Divya Khosla Kumar and Bhushan Kuma

    Divya Khosla Kumar and Bhushan Kumar got Ganesha home this year too, like every year. They hoped that Bappa bless everyone, especially in the current scenario.

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  • Sharad Malhotra and wife Ripci Bhatia

    Telly actor Sharad Malhotra and wife Ripci Bhatia made sure they shifted to their new home in Goregaon, ahead of the festival. The Naagin 5 actor, who has installed an eco-friendly idol, says, "We are glad that we could make a new beginning by welcoming Bappa."

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  • Bhumi Pednekar

    Bhumi Pednekar caught up with near and dear ones via video conferencing. "Ganesh Chaturthi in the times of the virus. We missed being together, but we still felt connected during the aarti," she posted.

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About The Gallery

Festivals have never been so low-key in the country. Abiding social-distancing rule, Bollywood and Television actors celebrated the Ganesh Festival at their homes in their own sweet way. Celebs took to their social media accounts to wish their fans and everyone on Ganesh Chaturthi.

First Published: 24 August, 2020 08:25 IST