Mumbai, Mar 25 (IBNS) With Holi just round the corner, popular actors of Hindi entertainment channel Zee TV greeted their viewers on the occasion of the most colourful festival of India.
Ragini Khanna (Host of India´s Best Dramebaaz):
Holi reminds me of my childhood days when I would celebrate this festival at my naani's (maternal grandmother) place along with my family and neighbors. But unfortunately, this year things won't be the same.
This year, I plan to celebrate Holi with my close friends and family if I am given time off from my shoots. The best part of this festival is that, it's the only time when you can get up to all sorts of mischief and expect to be forgiven just by saying "BURA NA MANO HOLI HAI".
Ritvik Dhanjani (Arhun of Pavitra Rishta and host of India´s Best Dramebaaz):
Holi is one festival which I haven't really been able celebrated much over the years. Having spent so many years of my life abroad, I haven't had the opportunity to celebrate this festival much.
But I do really look forward to celebrating this festival given half the opportunity. There is this one particular memory I have of Holi when I was celebrating the festival at a friends' place.
We were chasing each other around the backyard in an attempt to put color on each other.
Finally, after getting tired of chasing me around the house, they just pushed me into some buckets that were filled with color and I ended up being covered in all the colors of the rainbow!
While I am sure they found it very funny, I looked like a 3 year old child had dumped all his finger painting colours over me! Irrespective, I still love celebrating Holi with my friends and family.
Leena Jumani (Pari of Punarvivaah):
Holi is one of my favorite festivals of the Hindu calendar and I love all the rituals associated with it. The best part about this festival is the sense of togetherness that comes along with it.
My most favourite memory of celebrating Holi was ten years back when it played a prank on my entire family and applied color on their faces while they were all sleeping!
Mahima Makwana (Rachna of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke):
Ever since I was a child, my mother has made pooran poli on this auspicious day and now it doesn't feel like Holi if the pooran poli is missing! This year too, I will get my mum to make some specially for me! I love eating this tasty delicacy.
There is this place called Loliwada in Worli, where preparations for Holi begin 7-8 days prior to the festival.
I would love to bring in Holi there, if only I get a day off from my shoot. Holi is the time to enjoy yourself with friends and since I love colors and playing pranks on others, I am eagerly waiting for Holi.
Anirudh Dave (Kanhaiya of Housewife Hai Sab Janti Hai):
I have always been accustomed to playing Holi with my family and relatives. Besides having lots of colors and balloons, we also play Holi with eggs and tomatoes.
In fact, we ensure that we have a blast as well no matter what we use to play Holi. Being the festival of colors, it is my favorite festival of the year and I look forward to celebrating this year as well.
Mrinalini Tyagi (Teju of Pavitra Rishta)
Last year's Holi was one of the most memorable ones that I have celebrated since I was with my colleagues and friends. The best part of Holi is rang, gulal and bhang. I love wearing white clothes on this colorful day.
I savor sweets and enjoy having bhang on this day. You will find me at my notoriousness best on this day as I indulge in making and throwing water balloons filled with colour.
I consider myself to be quite a prankster and on this day I play pranks on everyone by saying burra na mano holi hain...
Neil Bhatt (Laxman of Ramayan):
The one fond memory I have of Holi is of celebrating it on the terrace of my building. We would block all the water pipes so that the water could get accumulated on the terrace and then we would have a blast in that pool of water.
Unfortunately I have no plans for Holi this year as I will be busy with shooting for Ramayan. Colors are the best part in Holi, as they help bring society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country.