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Here's how Bollywood celebrates Diwali

Last updated on: October 14, 2009 11:34 IST

Here's how Bollywood celebrates Diwali

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It's that dazzling time of the year again. The sparkling festival of Diwali is just around the corner.

Sure, it marks the release of biggies like Blue, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and All The Best. But there's more to the Bollywood-Diwali connection than you think. Both are synonymous with lights, action and festivity. 

rediff.com celebrates Diwali and its splendour-filled elements through the eyes of Bollywood.

It's called the festival of lights. And with good reason. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets into the spirit of Diwali with a radiant diya in her hand.


Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Ladoos, barfi, jalebis...

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What's Diwali without mithai? The fun-filled events are incomplete without the mandatory exchange/servings of sweets. Ladoos, barfi, jalebi, take your pick. Looks like the Big B and Salman Khan have made their minds up.

Image: Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Salman Khan

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Crackers galore

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Diwali devoid of fireworks is pretty much like Holi without colours. From classic sparklers to rounds of anaar, chakras and rockets, it's all part of the festive description. Check out how a protective Aamir Khan shows Juhi Chawla how it's done.

 


Image: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla

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A loaded thali

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Hindus offer their prayers to the Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha to be blessed with prosperity and happiness. An enthusiastic Jaya Bachchan follows suit with a pooja thaali in hand.

Image: Jaya Bachchan

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Sparkling beauties

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Festivals are a great excuse to shop for gold and fineries. Like Kareena Kapoor and Neha Dhupia who slip into their best festive gear adding glamour to this grand day.


Image: Kareena Kapoor, Neha Dhupia

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Kandeels, Rangolis and more!

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Diwali and decorations go hand in hand. And so your abode adorns dozens of lamps, strings of marigold, shimmering fairy lights, kandeels (paper lanterns) and colourful patterns of rangoli.

The equally decked up backdrop behind the glittery trio of Linda Arsenio, Aftab Shivdasani and Aamna Sharif is case in the point.

 


Image: Linda Arsenio, Aftab Shivdasani and Aamna Sharif

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