Priyal Gor as Ichha in Sony SAB’s Ichhapyaari Naagin
I don’t celebrate Holi usually. Till the time I was in school I used to celebrate Holi but when I entered in the TV industry, I wanted to explore on the famous Holi parties. So few years back I have been to the Holi parties of two channels which I enjoyed a lot. Honestly I don’t prefer playing Holi because I can’t see myself dirty. My fondest memory includes of a Holi party few years back where I enjoyed a lot that was my best Holi party. This year I have holiday and which I will spend resting out the entire day. At home, we make puranpoli every year, this tradition has been followed since long time. Even this year the celebration will be in our traditional way that is gorging on some yummy puranpolis and spending some quality time with family.
Abhishek Bajaj as Rahul in Sony SAB’s Dil Deke Dekho
I still remember when I was a kid I use to make water balloons and would celebrate Holi with my family. When I was in Delhi I used to roam around with my friends on bikes or in cars playing peppy songs. When I came to Bombay I started attending Holi events. One should always play Holi with herbal colors and should apply ample amount of coconut oil to save the skin from any reaction caused by the colors. I always try to play environment friendly Holi. This year for Holi celebrations I will be in Bombay celebrating the festival with my friends from the telly world.
Aditi Sajwan as Koyal in Sony SAB’s Chidiyaghar
We usually celebrate Holi at home in the society with all the members along with few friends who visit us to celebrate this festival. The celebration consists of yummy food, gujiyas, jalebis and thandai and lots of colors. I remember when I was young and we were staying in Bhatinda (Punjab) where we had adjoining terraces and all the festivals were celebrated together on each other’s terraces. Holi was not celebrated on the streets but it was celebrated on our terrace areas where the sweets and greetings were readily exchanged. All the neighbors played Holi as one big family. This year Holi will be a low key affair unlike other times. We will stay at home and will gorge on some homemade delicacies. But in my show Chidiyaghar, Holi will again be celebrated on a grand scale. So I am not complaining. Holi that is celebrated in the traditional way brings back beautiful childhood memories but as a responsible citizens and human beings we must remember and acknowledge the need to conserve water. I strongly feel that festivals should be celebrated while keeping in mind the comfort and welfare of everyone. One should use good quality gulal or use of natural ingredients like flowers to make organic homemade gulal, we can also play Holi will flowers and if it’s really necessary to play holi with colors, just apply lots of moisturizer and layers of cream on the skin ,sunscreens to protect your skin from the harmful effects of colors.