As the festival of colours, Holi, begins, here’s what the biggest television stars like Mohit Malhotra Sharad Malhotra, Jasmin Bhasin, Rishina Kandhari, Shweta Rohira and others have to share with their fans. They are here to talk about the scarcity of water and how one should conserve water for a better future. They have also shared how are they going to celebrate this festival whilst being responsible citizens.
Sharad Malhotra: Holi is every year a very special event for me. And now it is even more special because Ripci is with me in my life. 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. so, we should not waste water in Holi and Holi also signifies social gatherings, having fun, dancing and singing. so one can really avoid water and play a dry Holi.
Naagin 3 actress Jasmin Bhasin: I will be going to my hometown for Holi as my mom has kept paath at home and if I happened to miss that because of work then I will celebrate Holi with some of my friends in Mumbai at some Holi party. It's going to be dry Holi for me and it always has to be dry Holi because water is one of the most important resources and we should follow the measures and conserve it instead of wasting it because in Holi a lot of water is wasted. So, I feel slowly the awareness is coming and slowly we will definitely see the change. As everything takes time.
Naagin 3 actor Vijayendra Kumeria: This Holi my daughter is really excited to play and enjoy the festival so I will be calling some of her friends to our place then a small kiddish Holi party is on our mind. Since the last two years, I have decided that I am not going to play any water Holi so this Holi is going to be dry and fun. It's definitely going to be with herbal colours. I strongly recommend everyone to play dry Holi and let's not waste water. 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.
Shweta Rohira: Holi like every year is with my family and friends we celebrate in my building and I love this festival of colours because being an artist I have always been very fond of this festival. I love dancing to Bollywood music on this day, especially all the Holi song. The song of Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra from Waqt “do me a favour let’s play Holi” is my favourite. (ALSO READ: Holi 2020: Sharad Malhotra, Jasmin Bhasin, And Mohit Malhotra Share Which Celebrity They Want To Play Holi With)
Nach Baliye 7 winner Himanshoo Malhotra: This year the plan is to not stay in Bombay but to go somewhere else and probably enjoy and relax somewhere in a resort for two days. I don't want to play the same Holi that I have been playing since years in Bombay at different kind of parties that I have been attending with television celebrities. A good idea would be to go to Vrindavan. If Amruta is free then she can offcourse come along with me Everything depends on our shoot schedules. 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". So, let's save water and play dry Holi. I think even Vrindavan also plays dry Holi. I think water saving has been executed in the last two-three years as I have been watching in the parties. So yes let's play Dry Holi and save water, save the environment. we are on this planet so let's make this planet better than we formed it.
Nach Baliye 7 winner Amruta Khanvilkar: I hate Holi because firstly we apply colour and then bath to remove it all, it is such a tiring process with a lot of wastage of water. Also, it is very unhygienic I feel. So I don't play Holi but I do the Holika pooja for sure.
Beintehaa actor Mohit Malhotra: 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 that we make every year at home. Also, we have mandatory Dahi Bhalla and Thandai to complement it along with dal Kachori. So it’s a big feast party that We all enjoy during Holi. It’s going to be a dry Holi for me as I believe I’m preserving water. Holi is a festival where we get to meet with friends and family and celebrate. Yes, I with the need for saving water but rather than depending on others we have to start the movement at our own home first. It’s going to be slow and steady but with consistency, we will see a big change in this. So I request all my fans and supporters to save water this Holi and play with dry colours
Patiala Babes actor Aniruddh Dave: I belong to the pink city and Holi is very big there. So I have grown up playing Holi every year. This year also I will celebrate Holi with my wife Shubhi. I would use dry eco-friendly colours. I am strictly against rain dance as that is wastage of water and excuse of children having no other option should not be used. A strict initiative should be taken to stop people from using water on Holi.
Divya-Drishti actress Ridheema Tiwari: It's thoughtful to make efforts towards saving our natural resources but people waste a lot more water on a daily basis leaving taps open and flushes leaking than one day of celebration can ever spend. Gifts of the Universe like clean water are truly very precious and we rarely feel gratitude for the same. However, it's funny how it's mostly around Holi, that people remind others about the value of water and playing a dry Holi to save water. I wish everyone a safe, responsible, peaceful Holi.
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain actor Rohitashv Gour: Like every time, this time also I would like to play dry Holi and for this, I would not want any water wastage. Like last year we would use ayurvedic colours and no use of Chinese colours would be done because it can cause a lot of allergies, infections and other side effects. So it would be completely dry Holi and we will also motivate others by organising a small speech in my society and I will also share a word on my society group that no kid would bring polythene made bags and balloons filled with water on the Holi day and water should not be wasted in any scenario be it from the tank water or water guns. though we keep announcing it every year but in the morning we see people playing with wet colours and kids finish off all the water in the tank using pipes. So this year specifically I will take care of this as water is very essential. Though I hate playing with colours but this time we are going to take some necessary steps. Wishing you all Happy Holi and play dry and safe Holi using Ayurvedic colours.
Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein actress Rishina Kandhari: Like every year I'll be with my friends playing Holi somewhere or the other. And I will be placed hoping as there are lots of friends of mine who have organised Holi parties at their place. So I will be going to different places. It's going to be Dry Holi for me because I prefer playing with organic gulal and not water because I think playing Holi with water is purely wasting water which is a strict no-no for me. And I know every year people say that we should not waste water and save it but it doesn't get executed but I think if every single individual knows how precious water is for us. We should also start using organic gulal instead of those dirty permanent colours which people try to put on their friends which needs to stop as the organic gulal requires less amount of water to remove it as well. So I would request each one of you to play dry Holi with organic gulal like people play in Mathura, Vrindavan or Rajasthan and save water.
Balika Vadhu actor Avinash Mukherjee: Firstly Indians are so happening, people are so joyful and energetic that we all just need a day or situation to celebrate. Festivals are the epitome of the phrase that is said "unity in diversity". So that phrase is justified during these festivals and Holi is one of the biggest festivals in India. but this time it would be limited and people won't waste a lot of water which is especially because of coronavirus we are taking extra precautions and measures and I urge people who are reading this to please limit yourself to only closed ones and family members who you all know very well because we should be extra careful and cautious. On the occasion of this festival spend a lot of time with family, relatives and friends. Of course, I celebrate Holi with dry colours and I don't waste water as Issues like water scarcity, global warming etc are increasing and I believe whatever resource we have be it electricity, water, petroleum etc should be reserved. Lastly, I would want to wish u all a very Happy Holi.
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