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'My memories of Holi in Delhi are quite scary'

March 24, 2016 10:00 IST

'As a kid, we would dig a hole in the garden of our building, fill it with water and mud and throw everyone in that dirty water! It used to be fun then, but when I think of it now, it was quite bad.'

We've seen how well music goes with the festival of colours, Holi.

As we celebrate the festival, television actors tell us their favourite Holi songs, and memories.

Pooja Banerjee

I like the song Holiya Me Ude Re Gulal from Ila Arun's album Main Naa Pahenu Thari Chunari.

I have been listening and dancing to this song since my school days, so it's deeply embedded in my memory as a very prominent Holi song.

Playing Holi in school was so innocent.

We would start playing the day before the main festival day. We would carry extra shirts to school that day as we knew we would get coloured with gulal.

I also remember gorging on delicious gujiyas and laddoos made by my mom.

 

Hiten Tejwani

Holi for me is synonymous with the Rang Barse song from Silsila. This is one song that will make you dance. It's the perfect Holi song.

As a kid, we would dig a hole in the garden of our building, fill it with water and mud and throw everyone in that dirty water! It used to be fun then, but when I think of it now, it was quite bad.

 

Nivedita Basu

My favourite Holi song is Do Me a Favour Let's Play Holi from Waqt because it is my good friend Anu Malik's song. 

My memories of Holi in Delhi are quite scary. Women would have the fear of being assaulted with paint, gobar (cowdung) and eggs.

My siblings were always very protective of me. All I had to do was cry and my jiju (brother-in-law) would go and sock them! My sister was tough; her face was enough to scare everyone away.


Naman Shaw

My favourite Holi song is Rang Barse from Silsila; it captures the spirit of the festival perfectly.

I have played the dirtiest Holi in Kolkata. Colours, eggs, rotten tomatoes... we used anything our hands could grab.

There would be a competition between two buildings in my area, on who would get nastier. If by chance, we got hold of a guy from the other building, we would rip his clothes and send him back with only colour on his body.

 

Ssharad Malhotra

My all-time favourite Holi song is Holi Khele Raghuveera from the film Baghban. It's full of masti and excitement.

My most memorable Holi celebrations were in my hometown, where I played Holi with my friends. We used to play with colours, mud and water.

I used to enjoy eating sweets.

 

Anuj Sachdev

I like Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. It's a nice peppy number.

Around 10 years ago, I attended a Holi party in Delhi with my childhood friends. I had bhaang for the first time there -- 12 glasses of it! After that, I was worried about reaching home.

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