Mumbai: On the occasion of Holi on Thursday, TV stars like Supriya Pilgaonkar, Gautami Kapoor and Gautam Rode have urged fans to have "safe" and “dry” celebrations.
Here's what these celebrities have to say about the festival of colours:
Supriya Pilgaonkar: Holi is all about an array of colours and water and personally I’m very fond of the festival, as it is said that it takes away all the negative energy. As a Maharashtrian, there are special dishes prepared at my home such as Puran Poli, Katachi Aamti, Phirni and many more which adds to the excitement of this colourful festival. This year on Holi, my family and I will play a dry Holi. As a message to all my fans have a happy and safe Holi and avoid playing with water.
Gautami Kapoor: Holi is a festival of colours which brings people of all castes, creed and culture together to spread happiness and joy. However, my humble request is that kindly be aware of the water crises and let’s be conscious and not waste water! Instead, let’s work towards conserving water and celebrate Holi this year with dry and eco-friendly colours.
Rithvik Dhanjani: My earliest memories of Holi were of all the rowdy boys in our small town back home throwing anyone and everyone who got out of their houses into dirty and muddy water, with a lot of water balloons on people's home windows as well! This year though, I will be working in the US during Holi, but will definitely attend some Holi events there.
Debina Bonnerjee: This year, it's going to be quite a spontaneous plan I am sure, and besides that it will just be a small celebration with mom and dad at home and applying some gulaal rang on each other.
Aashka Goradia: Nowadays after seeing the way people play Holi, I just don't step out of my house at all and completely avoid celebrating the festival! Which is also me being eco-friendly and not wasting any water.
Nandish Sandhu: My best Holi memories were the ones celebrated in my childhood back home in Rajasthan with my entire family and a bunch of close friends. This year, I don't really have any Holi plans to be honest, but if something does come up end moment, I might just join in.
Shaheer Sheikh: When I was a kid, me and my friends used to go to the terrace with water balloons. We used to wait for the people to come on the street so that we can throw balloons at them. This year I don't have anything special planned for Holi because I usually do not play it. Till now, I have celebrated this festival only on set, so probably this year also I will be playing with colours while shooting.
Shakti Arora: Holi is one of the major festivals and is the most vibrant of all. The joys of Holi knows no bounds and the festival is filled with so much fun and frolic. I don't play much with colours but I completely enjoy the sight of people drenched with water and gulaal. As a message to all my fans, have a safe and happy Holi and please save water.
Gautam Rode: Holi is one of my favourite festival and I love playing it every year but this time I have made a promise to myself that I will only play dry Holi. I urge the viewers and my fans to conserve water and play waterless Holi.
Erica Fernandes: This year I wish, I get an opportunity to see a Hollika bonfire where I can sing and dance as I have never seen that. I wish everybody a colourful and waterless Holi.
Harshad Arora: The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the colours of unity and brotherhood -- an opportunity to forget all differences and indulge in pure fun. I hope everyone has a Holi which is filled with happy moments and colourful memories which they will be able to cherish forever.
Ridhima Pandit: I am looking forward to celebrating Holi with my two dear babies, my niece and my nephew. Even though I don't play with water and colours, I love to watch my niece and nephew indulge in these festive colours.