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PIX: Bollywood welcomes Ganpati home

By Rediff Movies
August 22, 2020 17:13 IST
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Film folk are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi by welcoming Lord Ganesha home.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonali Bendre/Instagram

Sonali Bendre hopes for new beginnings, as she writes, 'This year more than ever, with the arrival of Bappa, I hope for new beginnings for everyone!'

'I'm going to miss all the visits from friends & family at home for Bappa's Darshan. But I know we'll find a way to adapt to the current situation yet still retain the true essence of Ganesh Chaturthi.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ananya Panday/Instagram

Ananya Panday wishes peace, love, good health, positivity and kindness to everyone.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sanjay Dutt/Instagram

Sanjay Dutt says 'The celebrations aren't as huge as they used to be every year but the faith in Bappa remains the same. I wish that this auspicious festival removes all the obstacles from our lives and bless us all with health and happiness.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Manushi Chillar/Instagram

Manushi Chillar narrates: 'My parents always wanted me to experience different cultures and celebrate them.'

'I'm from Haryana, but Mumbai is my home too. This is the first year that I'm keeping Ganpati at home and I couldn't be happier!!'

'Celebrating festivals like this is very important because it brings people and cultures closer, but if we can celebrate it in the most eco-friendly way, we will also contribute towards nature conservation.'

'My idol has seeds embedded in it so I'm going to do the Visarjan at home in a clay tree pot. I'm looking forward to nurture the seeds well so that life sprouts from it.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Karishma Tanna/Instagram

Karishma Tanna brings home Ganpati for the first time too.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Niddhi Aggrewal/Instagram

Niddhi Aggrewal has made her Ganpati all by herself!

'All you need is clay please make an eco-friendly choice,' she writes.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram

Shilpa Shetty celebrates the festival with son Viaan and husband Raj Kundra.

It's her daughter Samisha's first Ganpati festival.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Namrata Shirodkar/Instagram

Namrata Shirodkar with son Gautham and daughter Sitara.

'Ganpati Bappa Morya. He's home, bringing us love. Protecting us from all the challenges and assuring us all will be well.'

'Prayers and blessings to all celebrating him today and everyday.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mrunal Thakur/Instagram

Mrunal Thakur makes sure to colour coordinate Lord Ganesha.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Maniesh Paul/Instagram

Sanyukta and Maniesh Paul wish 'GANPATI BAPPA MORYA from the PAULS.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sharad Kelkar/Instagram

Sharad Kelkar seeks divine blessings.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Tusshar Kapoor/Instagram

Tusshar Kapoor, sister Ekta, their mum Shobha Kapoor, son Laksshya and nephew Ravie get together to celebrate the festival.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Arjun Bijlani/Instagram

Arjun Bijlani gets creative with his Ganpati.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rajkummar Rao/Instagram

Rajkummar Rao's Ganpati is homemade with wheat flour and turmeric.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amruta Khanvilkar/Instagram

Amruta Khanvilkar complements husband Himanshu Malhotra perfectly.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Delnaaz Irani/Instagram

Delnaaz Irani brings home Ganpati.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Karanvir Bohra/Instagram

Karanvir Bohra writes: 'Thank you @rithvik_d for the clay @twinbabydiaries got so so so excited....You are the #parvati for my children.'

'If it wasn't for you @karanwahi and @raqeshbapat I probably would have broken the 45-year-old tradition of keeping #ganesha at my place.... Love you guys.'

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