Bollywood gets ready for Diwali
The film industry is getting ready for Diwali, and have taken to Twitter to tweet about the festivities and wish their fans.
Bipasha Basu: 'Dressed up in a beautiful anarkali frm Binal S creation by @binalss !Celebrations for Diwali!Yayyy!'
Shabana Azmi: 'Super Diwali party at home still going on . Am happy to b carrying 4ward tradition started by Kaifi Saheb my father. Happy Diwali to all.'
Shankar Mahadevan: 'Great evening at javedjis and Shabana's place !! Super hosts, Great game of cards and great food !! The Diwali madness begins:)'
Priyanka Chopra: 'Happy Diwali to everyone..wish I was with my family today..may God bless all of u with purity peace and happiness.here's to true beginnings.'
Shekhar Kapur: 'Diwali time confession?I so loved firecrackers as a kid (still do), I dont have d heart to try n stop them. But b careful n Happy Diwali'
Dia Mirza: 'The last few days have been absolutely wonderful! Lots of love and light :) Wishing you a festive season filled with goodness!'
Neha Dhupia. 'My holidays have begun! #diwali Happy choti diwali all... I'm home with the folks! What are u guys upto?'
Akshay Kumar: 'November 11, 2012Success and wealth I'm sure you'll get. However with all of that may God bless you with great health, peace of mind, stress free life, good family and friends. Happy Dhanteras everyone!'
Farah Khan: 'Never playing again with Chunky pandey in my team!Lost 4 games in a row!! Will have 2 leave town!Diwali mein Diwala nikal gaya.'
Image: Bipasha Basu
Stars urge for pollution-free Diwali
Dia Mirza: 'Mumbai it appears is bursting #less crackers this year! My pet Sultan can vouch for it :) #Diwali #GoGreen'
Celina Jaitly: 'U wouldn't scare ur lil babies would u? ...Make Diwali Merry, Not Scary for Animals.'
Tisca Chopra: 'Seriously thinking of soundproofing my home..can't bear the sound of crackers.. specially those red ladi crackers that go on for like 10 min. I love anaars, chakris, rockets and even snakes but too much noise drives me nuts.'
Shabana Azmi: 'Hope I'm not speaking too soon but noisy firecrackers seem to be less this year. R we getting sensitised to noise pollution finally?'
Richa Chadda: 'When I don't burst crackers on diwali then many of my friends don't need nebulizers,inhalers,masks,ear buds.'
Roshan Abbas: 'Firecracker faces exploding into laughter with every bomb they burst while some scared souls shriek from windows watching! Diwali is here.'
Minissha Lamba: 'Happy choti diwali to all.. Its been a great festive run in Mumbai.. Barely heard any crackers! That's a win 4 d environment. Go Mumbaikars!
Image: Dia Mirza
Photographs: Victor Fraile/Getty Images
Stars pay tribute to Kekoo Gandhy
Kekoo Gandhy, co-founder of Mumbai's Gallery Chemould, one of the oldest commercial art galleries of India, passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. He was 92.
Javed Akhtar tweeted: 'A huge pillar of the edifice of culture and art has fallen today . Mr Kikoo Gandhy, we will never forget you.'
Rahul Bose wrote: 'v saddened to hear of kekoo gandhy's passing. his keen eye for great art and artists can never be replaced.'
Image: Kekoo Gandhy
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani