Holi is one festival that is celebrated with much gusto in Bollywood, year after year, and sees the industry’s who’s who rubbing shoulders with each other and enjoying the festival of colours. The stars also make it a point to wish their fans. And it wasn’t any different this year, except for the fact that instead of rubbing shoulders, tweeting was much more in evidence!
Amitabh Bachchan, always quick on the Twitter, wrote, “Holi greetings to all. May the colors of the festive season infiltrate your life and make it even better.” And son, Abhishek, followed it up with his tweet, “May all the negativity in your lives be burnt away by this Holika fire. Happy Holi.” Singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has also taken to tweeting, wished her fans and families a happy Holi.
Bipasha Basu seized the opportunity to wish and caution her fans. She said, “Enjoy the festivities today but also be very careful. Colors are not safe and the practice of throwing balloons on strangers is not fun. I have seen people and children ruthlessly attacking elderly people and animals with balloons which hurt pretty bad. How can it be fun...I don’t understand.” Similar sentiments were echoed by actors Mugdha Godse and Minisha Lamba on Twitter.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur had a message for all, when he tweeted, “Happy Holi to everyone. But would Holi be same without water? We may not have a choice soon, so save water.”
Other Holi wishers were Arshad Warsi, Kunal Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Neil Nitin Mukesh, R Madhavan, Shilpa Shetty, Uday Chopra, Urmila Matondkar, Zayed Khan, and a few others.Read also