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What Bollywood stars did on Holi

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan stayed away from Holi celebrations and so did others for various reasons. But the day brought colours to the lives of many actors who took off from work to be with family and friends.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 | 1:00:24 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan stayed away from Holi celebrations and so did others for various reasons. But the day brought colours to the lives of many actors who took off from work to be with family and friends.


A sneak peek at how the Bollywood stars spent the day.


Amitabh Bachchan: 'Nothing! We're celebrating no Holi this year. Yes, I know our home is an open house on Holi every year. Hopefully we'll be back to celebrating Holi next year.


'This year too many tragic events have happened around us. On a personal level, my father's passing away then my mother's prolonged illness have suspended Holi celebrations in my house. And then, of course, the things that are happening in Mumbai city and the country. Do you think anyone is in the mood for celebration? We're not. Maybe next year.'


Preity Zinta: 'What am I doing for Holi? Nothing. Sleeping the whole day. Recovering from my jet lag after my trip to New Zealand. In any case, I think Holi has lost its original spirit long back.'



Deepika Padukone: 'I'll have the day off. I'll celebrate with my family and close friends.'




Farhan Akhtar: 'For the time in living memory I won't be home for Holi. I'll be shooting abroad. It breaks my heart to miss Holi. Can't be helped.'




Bipasha Basu: 'I've no Holi plans. I'm allergic to the abeer and other Holi colours. I'll spend Holi with my family, devouring Holi delicacies. It's a diet-free day for me.'




Abhishek Bachchan: 'I'll be shooting. No Holi this year at home. Just work.' 




Genelia D'Souza: 'I'll be shooting In Delhi on Holi.'




Rajeev Khandelwal: 'I'm shooting for 'Peter Gaya Kaam Se' in Goa. I'll be experiencing the Goan Holi for the first time.'




Hurman S. Baweja: 'I'll be shooting in Delhi for 'It's My Life'. I think my lightmen, camera crew, director and co-stars will be my Holi victims. Watch out, here I come.'




Himesh Reshammiya: 'As always I prefer to work on auspicious days. I'll be recording a new song for 'Ishq Unplugged' on Holi.'




Urmila Matondkar: 'I'm not much of a Holi person. I'll be chilling at home watching some good movies and hoping no one gets rowdy with women who have to step out of their homes.'



Irrfan Khan: 'I'll be in Dholpur shooting for 'Paan Singh Tomar' on Holi. We'll celebrate over there. After 'Billu' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' I'm in a festive mood.'




Manisha Koirala: 'I'm throwing a party for close friends at the Marriot.' 




Celina Jaitley: 'This Holi I'm in Hyderabad. I'll be spending it with the cast and crew.'




Tusshar Kapoor: 'I'll be meeting up with my friends for lunch and not playing Holi, since I stopped doing that long ago.'






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Posted on: 13 March 2009 at 5:38am
@evil zanny...
for depika close frnds mean ranbir and family....

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 7:44pm
i do think that holi has lost its feel...alot of people are not interested anymore!

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 4:09pm
wow..people are like...not interested in Holi anymore...seems sad if you think about it :(

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 2:23pm
wow nobody seems interested
haa

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 12:58pm
holi lost its touch?maybe with the stars, ill be playing holi and im in the uk

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 11:03am
Awww Rajeev..wish u a very happy Goan holi!!

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 8:13am
dunya kaafi busy hai.. so chill

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 8:06am
thnx but they do not play holi yaar i rally like paly holi but hum nahi khelte

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 8:01am
thnxxx but they do not play holi so boring i love holi yaar

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Posted on: 12 March 2009 at 7:10am
oh god ppl hav no time 4 holi.......all r bz wid ther works

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