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Amitabh Bachchan: The best Holis were played at Allahabad

March 24, 2016 14:07 IST

Amitabh Bachchan remembers Holi over the years.

Amitabh Bachchan, who had seen many Holis in different states, went down his memory lane on the eve of the festival of colours to recollect those days and share through his blogpost.

The 72-year-old actor spent quite some time in Allahabad, then Delhi, then Kolkata and finally, settled down in Mumbai, the world of showbiz.

While talking about different feel in different states, the Wazir star admitted the fact that the "best ones were played at Allahabad."

"The best ones were played at Allahabad when I was very young and Father was in University teaching in the English Department .. the students would all come over and over ribald songs and music our homes were a flush of great camaraderie and happiness .. Delhi was a little subdued, because it invariably fell in March when it was still quite cold and the water was a most unwelcome commodity ..," he said.

"Calcuta was a rage .. a freedom of youth and abandon .. of visiting friends and driving to locations of revelry .. jumping into the many 'pookurs' around the city and ending up by the riverfront till the late evening .. and then Bombay and Mumbai .. the film industry and the best Holi celebrations at the RK Studios of Shri Raj Kapoor, where the entire industry assembled ..," Big-B continued.

The legend even mentioned about how he used to recreate the grandeur of the festival within the premise of 'Prateeksha,' his Mumbai residence.


After his (Raj Kapoor) passing much of the gaiety and fun vanished for some time until, we decided to have these revelries at Prateeksha .. they were massive and grand and fun and just full of all that Holi celebrations desired .. dunk coloured water ponds and tubs .. masses of dry colour and the wet all over .. bands and music groups from all parts of the country playing non stop .. gallons of 'bhang', the traditional drink and the traditional 'gujiya' to eat .. aahh .. just the most enjoyable times .. they began at noon and went on thill the sun went down .." he added.


However, due to family mishaps, the Bachchans didn't play Holi for some years, but yes, the actor wishes to "restart it all over again, perhaps from next year."

"But we have not celebrated it to that extent for some years now .. deaths in the family and illnesses have prevented us .. but I think it is time to restart it all over again .. perhaps next year !!," read his blogpost.

With this, Amitabh also added some snaps of 'Holika Dahan' at the lawn of 'Prateeksha,' wherein Junior Bachchan Abhishek is also seen performing the ritual.

Source: ANI