What is Bollywood doing for Holi?
For some it's work and no play, while others like Shabana Azmi and Shankar Mahadevan are looking forward to celebrate Holi with organic dry colours. Actors Anupam Kher and Hema Malini plan to unwind.
Holi will be celebrated Wednesday and here is what the film fraternity plans to do on the ocassion:
Shabana Azmi: At my parental home in Janki Kutir, playing Holi is a tradition started by my father (Kaifi Azmi) and now followed by my brother Baba. We play with organic dry colours. There will be family and friends from theatre and cinema. Lots of naach-gaana and khaana.
Irrfan Khan: This Holi I am far away from the madding crowd in the forests of Uttarakhand.
Honey Singh: This Holi I perform in Dubai for a crowd of 20,000 people. For the concert of mine, the gates are being flung open for families and children as well. Through this festival of colours and happiness, I want my fans to know my music is for everyone and for all occasions.
Pooja Bhatt: I will be in Rajasthan scouting for locations. I'll play it by the ear.
Shaan: We're all off to a friend's farmhouse in Mandwa to celebrate Holi.
Mahie Gill: I've no plans for Holi. I'll be at home away from the noise and colours.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I am shooting in Simultala in Bihar for Buddhadeb Dasgupta's film. So Holi ke pehle, Holi mein aur Holi ke baad shooting only.
Malaika Arora: It's a working Holi day for me. I'm shooting for an ad.
Anupam Kher: No plans for Holi. I've been travelling so much that I haven't allowed myself to feel jetlagged. Maybe now I will for Holi.
Jackie Shroff: I'll be at home with my family or in the hills alone, depending on my mood.
Shankar Mahadevan: A full gathering of family and close friends. No water. Just music. Super food, bhang, masti with the kids and a dedicated session of cards. Then I've to quickly pack and leave for Doha.
Govinda: This year again I am not celebrating Holi.
Hema Malini: I am in Chennai. Holi is not much played here. So there's a relaxed atmosphere.
Kalki Koechlin: I am shooting for a film in Delhi for Holi.
Aditi Rao Hydari: I'll be in Thailand shooting "Boss".
Shiamak Davar: No Holi plans. I am directing and choreographing for an international awards event. So it's all work and no play for me.
Urmila Matondkar: I am in the UK. So no Holi for me.
Aftab Shivdasani: I am not sure if I'll be playing Holi. If I do, I will try to keep it a dry Holi.
(Posted on 26-03-2013)