Before the pandemic struck, India’s Holi celebrations were crazy and Bollywood Holi parties were goals for many. While the festival of colors is celebrated by all, there are a few families in the film world which are well known for their epic bashes:
The film industry not always had Holi parties until late legendary actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor stepped in. He started the trend and then others followed. He would throw lavish parties at the well-known R K Studios where most of the film fraternity would come together and de-stress.
The living legend of Bollywood is well known for hosting a high-profile celebration every year. Most flock to his residence and as per tradition, they are welcomed with a tikka and some gulaal. It is said that there is a lot of bhang which goes around and the festival of colors is celebrated with full zest here.
Film and television producer Ekta Kapoor throws a lavish Holi party every year, where many stars from the world of the small screen and Bollywood stars are invited to celebrate the festival. Ekta plays the perfect host as she ensures that no one gets left out of the fun. Her parties boast of an in-house DJ to keep the guests entertain and in high spirits.
Shabana Azmi & Javed Akhtar
A tradition started by her father Kaifi Azmi, Shabana Azmi and lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar has rarely given a break to this 40-year-old tradition of hosting Holi parties.