'Everybody should opt for a waterless Holi and use organic colours'
Television actresses share their best Holi moments with us. Here's taking a look:
Surbhi Joyti (Zoya Ahmed Khan of Qubool Hai)
As a child, I loved going on the terrace on Holi, and splashing colors on my friends. I never realised back then that we were wasting a lot of water.
Now, as a responsible citizen, I feel everybody should opt for a waterless Holi and use organic colours to ensure that they do not end up damaging their skin in the bargain.
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Image: Surbhi Joyti
Mansi Shrivastav (Shivani of Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se)
I love Holi because that's the one festival when I get to be with my entire family. We play with colours and relish special delicacies associated with Holi.
I have some extremely fond memories of Holi as a child, when I used to throw water balloons at passers-by and ensure that everybody is drenched in water and colours.
This year on Holi, my family and I will avoid wasting water. We will play with safe colours during the day and will be glued in front of the television in the evening, as I am performing in Zee TV’s Holi special show.
Image: Mansi Shrivastav
Dipika Samson (Simar of Sasuraal Simar Ka)
We follow the traditional way of celebrating Holi at home by lighting the Holika a day before the other rituals.
We have the grand celebrations the next day, followed by a family lunch. I’ m really excited to be with family and meet all my cousins after a really long time.
Image: Dipika Samson
Paridhi Sharma (Jodha of Jodha Akbar)
As a woman, I strongly feel that it is of utmost importance to ensure that on this day of colours and merry-making, we look into the safety of women around us.
There are many cases of harassment and eve-teasing during Holi, and it is important to be aware of people around you and report any instances of misbehavior.
There are many who do not like to play Holi and as mature people, we should know where to draw a line and not force someone.
Image: Paridhi Sharma
Shilpa Shirodkar (Kamla Bai of Ek Mutthi Aasman)
I used to miss celebrating Holi when I was in London after my marriage. But now that I am back in India, I am going to ensure that I meet all my relatives and play Holi with my close friends from school and college.
I have fond memories of Holi as a child.
Apart from playing Holi, I will also make some gujiyas at home, as my husband loves them. I will ensure that everybody on the sets tastes some of my homemade sweets as well.
Image: Shilpa Shirodkar
Kaanchi Singh (Avni of Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya)
This year since I will be shooting for the wedding of my on-screen elder brother Akshat, I do not think I will be able to spend the day with my family.
But we are planning to celebrate on the sets after our shoot and wrap up a little earlier that day.
Every year on Holi, we have a ritual of purchasing white clothes. There was this one time when as a kid, I saw my father purchase a brand new white kurta which I splashed with colours a night before Holi.
The next morning he was so furious that he did not attend the pooja until I went up to him and admitted my mistake.
Image: Kaanchi Singh
Roopal Tyagi (Gunjan, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke)
The exuberant colours of Holi bring with them a spirit of joy, naughtiness and enthusiasm. It is a special time of the year to remember those who are close to our hearts and have a little fun with them by splashing colours!
As a responsible citizen, we should save water and use only organic colours.
Image: Roopal Tyagi
Avika Gor (Roli of Sasuraal Simar Ka)
Holi is the time to reach out to people not just with artificial colours but also with the colours of joy and affection.
It is the time to express positivity and happiness through different colours.
Image: Avika Gor
Shefali Sharma (Bani of Bani Ishq Da Kalma)
Holi is one of the most special festivals in my life. It signifies love and affection towards loved ones and that is the message that I want to spread to my fans and viewers.
I hope everyone has a Holi that is filled with happy moments and colourful memories, which they will be able to cherish forever.
Image: Shefali Sharma