Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor's wife Maheep Kapoor looked glamorous in fuschia salwar kameez as she was getting ready to celebrate the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai. Karwa Chauth is celebrated by married Hindu women, in which they fast from morning to moonrise for one day for the health and longevity of their husbands. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon dressed in traditional red colour to celebrate the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai. Karwa Chauth is considered to be one of the most sacred traditions for married Hindu women
Anil Kapoor's wife Sunita Kapoor played the perfect host to the Karwa Chauth celebrations at her residence in Mumbai
Director David Dhawan and his wife Karuna Dhawan celebrated the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai. The day starts early before dawn with prayers and a light meal offered by the woman's mother-in-law in the form of Sargi. Following this, women keep a day-long fast which they only break after worshiping the moon god
Rima Jain celebrated the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai. During Karwa Chauth, women do not eat or even consume a drop of water during the day. Considering the difficult nature of the fast, it's hard for the people who have never observed it understand just how women pull it off, year after year
Neelam with Samir Soni celebrated the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai
In spite of being on a day-long fast, the womenfolk pull out the best of dresses, ornaments, and accessories for the religious rituals. With women dressed in bright coloured ethnic clothes, wrists full of bangles and hands and feet covered in beautiful curls and swirls of henna designs, the festival celebrates the beauty of a married woman in the true sense
Like many other traditions, Karva Chauth has also evolved with time. While it started as a custom that was strictly followed by women, men have started to participate and contribute to the festival in their own ways. Some believe in keeping the fast just as their partners do, while others make it up by taking their wives for a memorable dinner or cooking it themselves
While a lot of women shop before the festival to get just the right look on the special day, it's also the time of the year when husbands buy gifts for their life partners as a token of their love. In picture: Raveena Tandon with husband Anil Thadani
From love birds of Bollywood to the veteran actors and actresses, everyone celebrated this Karwa Chauth with love and excessive joy!
Kirron Kher with husband Anupam Kher celebrated the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai
Chunky Pandey with wife Bhavna Pandey celebrated the festival of Karwa Chauth at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai
A grand celebration was held at Anil Kapoor's residence which was graced by the whos-who of the industry. Maheep Kapoor, Sunita Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Rima Jain, Neelam and other ladies from the Bollywood featernity enjoyed the revelry. We have pictures
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