Holi Special: Deepika, Vidya, Kriti share their favourite memories of the festival

Holi is the festival of colours. And our stars enjoy this festival, just as much as we do. Take a look as these celebrities reveal their favourite Holi memory.

Holi is the festival of colours. And our stars enjoy this festival, just as much as we do. Take a look as these celebrities reveal their favourite Holi memory.

Deepika Padukone

My earliest memory of Holi is waking up as early as possible and getting dressed for the day. I would get together with my friends and throw water balloons filled with colour at each other. This year, I will be shooting for xXx. It’s a fun team; we will definitely try and celebrate together!

Vidya Balan

I’m shooting for Kahaani 2 at the moment, so unfortunately I’m not going to be celebrating Holi. I have lovely childhood memories of the festival – my father used to fill balloons with water and we would throw them at our friends in the building. As we grew up, it became less about the balloons but more about the colour, dancing and having a merry time.

Kriti Sanon

I will definitely play Holi khulke this year. I make sure to oil my hair and also apply coconut oil on my skin before playing Holi. It ensures that the colour doesn’t damage my hair or skin. And yes, a long snooze is all I need to detox myself after playing Holi. 

Shraddha Kapoor

My fondest memory of this festival is the year I went for Mr Bachchan’s Holi party. I had tagged along with my parents and I had a blast.

Rubina Dilaik

I love playing with organic abeer and gulal. For me, Holi is also about food – especially chaat and pani puri.

Gautami Kapoor

Holi is the festival which brings everyone together to spread happiness and joy. However, my humble request is that let’s not waste water this year.

Sehban Azim

Given the current situation in our country, I would advise everyone to play eco-friendly Holi. Use herbal holi colours as they don’t damage your skin.

Nausheen Sardar Ali

I used to love throwing water balloons at strangers during my childhood. But now that I think of it, it is environmentally detrimental. Now, I celebrate Holi with my gang of friends – dancing, singing and having festive food. My favourite color is pink – even after it wears off, it leaves a pink tinge on my skin.

Supriya Pilgaonkar

I’m very fond of the festival as it is said that Holi takes away all the negative energy. As a Maharashtrian, there are special dishes prepared at my home such as Puran Poli, Katachi Aamti and Phirni which add to the excitement of the festival. This year, my family and I will play a dry Holi. 

Shaheer Sheikh

As a kid, I used to go to the terrace with my friends, armed with water balloons. We would attack people walking on the streets with a barrage of water balloons. I used to love the festival as a kid.

Shakti Arora

I celebrate Holi with my family and close friends every year. It’s also about yummy food – my mom prepares malpuas and thandai. I don’t play much with colours but I completely enjoy the sight of people drenched in water and gulaal.

Gautam Rode

This year, I will be playing dry Holi. I urge everyone to conserve water.

Aashka Goradia

Holi, for me, is the time where we must let bygones be bygones and embrace each other with love and compassion. Also, I would urge everyone to not waste water and enjoy a dry Holi.

Rohit Bhardwaj

My favourite Holi memory is when I celebrated it in my first year of college. My friends made me have bhang. I had my Physics exam the next day. I have no idea what I wrote in my paper, but I passed with flying colours – no pun intended!

SpotboyE wishes everyone A Happy Holi!

(Inputs from Prateek Sur, Sukarna Mondal and Prachi Kadam)