Janmashtami festival: Starry line up at dahi handi celebration in Mumbai

Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 12:38 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: The stage is set to celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday – Janmashtami in Mumbai with fervor and pomp. Bollywood stars are expected to grace Janmashtami celebrations being organised at Worli`s Jamboree maidan.

After wowing audience with the dahi handi sequence in ‘Agneepath’, Hrithik Roshan will once again relive the moment as he will be a part of the event that celebrates the essence of team spirit and communal harmony.

Ecstatic Hrithik said, "The joy of participating in a real life dahi handi of such massive scale is unparalleled and unbeatable. This festival brings the entire community together. I am looking forward to see how these agile govindas perform on Janmashtami day."

The star-studded event will also have Esha Deol performing a ballet, playing Radha before thousands of Govindas.

Over 400 Govinda mandals will participate in the dahi handi event that will be held on Janmashthami by politician Sachin Ahir and wife Sangeeta`s NGO Shri Sankalp Pratishthan at Jamboree Maidan in Worli.

While Hrithik Roshan and Esha Deol will perform at the celebration, Emraan Hashmi will be among the guests visiting the venue. Says Sangeeta, "We have always received great response for the celebration that we hold every year. We take all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of every participant by keeping medical aid handy.”

Among other stars, Akshay Kumar too is expected to attend Worli`s Sankalp Pratishthan event in Mumbai for Janmashtami festival on August 10.