Why Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Tiger Shroff, Arjun Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Athiya Shetty and others are skipping Holi this year – We reached out to the younger stars today to ask them where they will be this Holi and their connection to the festival.
Holi, like Diwali, is a time for celebrations. But the festival of colours is more beloved — on screen and off it. However, of late, it has taken on a more subdued hue. Even the stars don’t celebrate it as grandly any more. Gone are the days when the Kapoors and the Ghais and the Bachchans would make Holi an event worth watching out for.
We reached out to the younger stars today to ask them where they will be this Holi and their connection to the festival.
This year, I will be working on Holi, shooting for my film Munna Michael. In any case, I don’t play Holi as I don’t like playing it as it leads to wastage of water.
I am in London shooting for Mubarakan, but I anyway don’t play Holi. I used to play till I was 17-18 and then stopped as I became allergic to colours.
I play Holi, but this time I will miss it as I will be in Austria shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai.
This year, I am in London shooting for Mubarakan. I don’t play Holi as I don’t like wasting water. I don’t believe in the festival anymore as it just causes too much harm to dogs on the street, birds eat colour, so much water is required to even clean the organic colour! It doesn’t make sense.
I love playing Holi. And I play it every year. This year, I will play Holi just for some time. All my cousins come together and we enjoy, so that’s the plan.
This year I’ll be shooting for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan in Delhi. And I’m also shooting on Holi. It’s a bummer, but such is shoot life. Though the best part is my family will be joining me for a week’s time. We will do our bit of celebrating it in a small sweet way.
In Sri Lanka, there was no Holi. But I have been in India for a few years now. Unfortunately, on all the Holi days, I had been working. So I’ve only had a working Holi so far. Even this year, I will be working on Holi as I’m shooting for my next film, Drive.
Lately, I have been working on Holi, so I haven’t played it. I will be going to Shabana (Azmi) Masi’s house for Holi. I’ve missed it for two years now, because of work so I’m looking forward to it.
Away from home on Holi
Akshay will start shooting for his new film and he will be in Madhya Pradesh during Holi.
Anil Kapoor is in London shooting for his next film Mubarakan along with nephew Arjun Kapoor. And he will return only in April.
Shah Rukh Khan is in London for a spring break with his wife Gauri and three kids. He will miss the festivities.