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Lessons from Bollywood: DOs and DON'TS of Holi!

Last updated on: March 10, 2017 18:46 IST

When colours fill the air and heart dances in cheer.

When friends and foes forget their worries and surrender to festive fervor.

It can only mean one thing: Holi hai!

Yep, the festival of colours is here and before you dash out of the house with all your playful paraphernalia, pick some tips from Bollywood on the dos and don'ts of responsible celebrating.

Sholay

 

Splashing colours on a resisting individual is neither naughty nor nice. It's simply NOT DONE.

Jolly LLB 2

 

Never force down something as potent as a glass of bhaang down a person's throat against their will just because it's your idea of fun.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

 

Keep it dry! Considering the grave drought conditions in our country, it's criminal to waste huge quantities of water just for fun.

Raanjhanaa

 

Keep it clean. Use colours not muck to get into the spirit of Holi.

Action Replayy

 

Organic, preferably. It'll save you a trip to the skin specialist after a day of wild revelry.

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

 

Dress up appropriately to avoid trouble. Sensitive skin in contact with harsh gulaal can cause itching and rashes.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela

 

Oil those gorgeous locks and tie them in a neat plait or bun to withstand the attack of rang and pichkari.

Dayavan

 

Please don't drag animals inside your crazy Holi party. Festivals are meant to spread cheer not cruelty.

Darr

 

Do not gatecrash into someone's Holi party to ogle at the person you're crushing on unless you want to spend rest of the festival behind bars.

Silsila

 

Not cool to flirt with another's wife or husband under the pretext of bhaang and humiliate your respective partners.

2 States

 

Celebrate in open spaces. Try and not damage public property or premises.

Ilaaka

 

Don't go overboard. Remember it's Holi not Game of Thrones.

Sukanya Verma in Mumbai