Bollywood’s tryst with Rakhi; Aamir promotes gender-equality, sisters wish bros!

Updated: Aug 02, 2012, 15:13 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Even though Bollywood is infamous for scandals and controversies, come festivals, the whole B-town celebrates the occasion with full gusto. So today, on Raksha Bandhan, what are your favorite celebs up to? Let’s take a look:

Bollywood’s ‘perfectionist’, Aamir Khan lived up to his ‘social activist’ image by changing the age old custom of sisters tying rakhi to brothers. In a bid to promote gender-equality, Aamir tied Rakhi to his sister, Nikhat, and asked her to protect him as well!

Other celebs took to Twitter to share their views and excitement about this very vibrant and colourful festival.

Shreya Ghosal: Love it when I get surprises! Gift ke andar gift ke andar gift. My bro Ribs knows surely what keeps me all grins :D Happy Rakshabandhan!!!

Sonam Kapoor: Happy rakhee 2 my wonderful brothers karan,@moh_m, arjun, akshay, harsh, siddhant & jahaan. Wish I was in bombay 2 get my kharchie! Hee hee!

Poonam Pandey: Happy raksha bandhan.......:-):-):-) enjoy the day..... Happy Raksha Bandhan to my bro,thank you for Allways looking out for me,Happy Raksha Bandhan to everyone celebrating the festival.

Raveena Tandon: Wishing all of you, on this auspicious day of Rakshabandhan. Love peace and togetherness, the blood bond that should remain thicker than money, property, insecurities and jealousies. Wishing all the brothers and sisters, love and happiness.

Shabana Azmi: India's syncretic cultures fascinate me. Tied rakhi to my brother and am keeping roza. Am sentimental about Rakhi and can't wait for Eid.

Onir: Here is wishing on Rakshabandhan day to all the amazing sisters in the world that their brothers learn to respect women and treat them as equals. Here is wishing on Rakshabandhan day, a world where women are treated with dignity, equality and respect.

Tusshar Kapoor: Happy Rakshabandhan to all! Rakhi baandhne se zyada nibhana zaroori hai (Respecting the bond is more important than tying a Rakhi)!

Preity Zinta: I'd like to wish all of you a very Happy Rakhi! We are really lucky in India to have a special day dedicated to our brothers.

Celina Jaitly: I still remember my very first Rakshabandhan. My brother ate the rakhi I tied and I cried because he didn't share it with me. Happy rakhi.

Atul Kasbekar: Here`s hoping that this Raksha Bandhan, we make India a much safer place for women.

Baba Sehgal: sharmaji ho ya tandon from new york to london, no escape from celebrating our very own Raksha bandhan..

Ken Ghosh: I hope the values of Raksha Bandhan are drilled into molesters of women (by using an electric drill to their foreheads)

Mallika Sherawat: Happy Raksha Bandhan, wish my brother vikram was with me today:(

Farah Khan: 2day is all about brothers n more imprtntly them,cherish them,fight with thm n make up wth thm.ask an only child what they mean

Anupam Kher: Happy Raksha Bandhan to you all. :)

Amitabh Bachchan: Before all else, it is past the hour and time to wish all a happy RakshaBandhan .. a sisters love for brothers !! The sister-brother relationship need not necessarily be genetic .. i have none that are genetic, but millions tie the `rakhi`!