Celebrating Durga Puja with Rani Mukerji!
Rani Mukerji celebrated Vijayadashami, or Dussehra, with sindoor khela when she joined her family at the Durga Puja pandal at the North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti in Juhu, a western Mumbai surburb.
Sindoor khela is a ritual where married women apply sindoor or vermilion on other married women.
Here are some colourful pictures from the festivities:
Rani enjoys sindoor khela with her sister-in-law, Jyoti.
Rani and Jyoti carry out the rituals.
Million dollar smiles all around :)
Rani's brother Raja joins her and his wife.
Rani applies sindoor on the Goddess Durga.
A quick, quiet prayer.
Rani will be seen next in a film called Hichki, directed by Siddharth Malhotra, who had helmed We Are Family starring Rani's cousin, Kajol.
Rani's mother Krishna applies sindoor on her.
Shumona Chakravarti enjoys the game of sindoor khela.
Rani's cousin, Shrabani Mukherjee, applies sindoor on a guest.
Rani poses with choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar