BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: The festival of colours is indeed a happy time for everyone. People are smeared with different colours, sprayed over with water and have their faces caked with multi-coloured gulal. Thandai and sweets also grace the parched mouths of celebrators. On this happy occasion, let’s see what our favourite TV actors are up to.
Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki actor Sharad Malhotra urges the need for water conservation. He says, “During my childhood, playing Holi with balloons was my favourite but gradually I have transformed myself into a gulal person. So now I prefer dry and organic Holi. When you stay in a city like Mumbai where monsoon is the source of our daily water services, we should not waste water in Holi, even during Holi. It also signifies social gatherings, having fun, dancing and singing, so one can really avoid water and play a dry Holi.”
Mohit Malhotra, who acted in Daayan, seems to agree with Sharad on the social gathering aspect. “Like every year, I plan to celebrate this with my friends and family. They come over and we have big celebrations at my house. Holi is incomplete without mouth-watering gujjiya, dahi bhalla, thandai and dal kachori that we make every year at home,” he says, while requesting his fans to save water this Holi and play with dry colours.
Shweta Rohira, on the other hand, intends to dance her way through the festival. “I love dancing to Bollywood music, especially all the Holi songs. The song Do Me a Favour, Let’s Play Holi from Waqt is my favourite,” she says.
Udaan actor Vijayendra Kumeria will be playing a dry Holi with his daughters and her friends, with herbal colours. “I think there should be some rules and regulations put forth by the government that the water should not be wasted or they should set a particular limit to the usage of water and that is how people would take it seriously so I think the government should take steps on this,” he says.
Tiktok star Simran Budharup will be celebrating Holi with the cast of Nazar and has a simple message: “Save water and play a colourful Holi.”
Yeh Hai Aashiqui actor Himanshu Malhotra will spend the Holi in a resort somewhere. He says, “A good idea would be to go to Vrindavan. We don’t want to play with water since we have been trying to create awareness from the past two-three years about: Do not waste water, water is extremely important.”