It’s that time of the year when the skies are all set to get clouded with gulaal, as the playful, impish and crazy festival of colours dawn upon us. Holi has a certain irresistible charm, which makes one forget everything and join in the celebrations. Holi has been an integral part of hindi films and is also one of the most favored festivals in B-town with several celebrities rejoicing the festival with gusto and in true Bollywood style. There are few Bollywood elements which are a must have at all holi parties. Here we tell you how to ensure a holi celebration that is typically Bollywood.
Don the White
Our hindi films and some of the popular celebrity holi parties have made it crystal clear that ‘white’ is the colour for holi. Wearing white for the festival of colours has become the unwritten Bollywood rule. Bring out the white kurti, pair it with denims or sport a white button down shirt with shorts, and let the multitude bright colours create kaleidoscopic designs on you. Take cue from Nargis Fakhri, who prefers to pair white with shorts, “I like to wear my most comfortable clothes for holi. I wear a pair of shorts with a loose white t-shirt or kurta. I mostly choose a light material like cotton, so that I don't feel stuffy in the heat," says the Main Tera Hero actress. She quickly adds, “Ensure that your clothing doesn’t get transparent when doused with water.” One can also go for a complete white ensemble that will show off the colours of holi brilliantly, just like Shabana Azmi. And men can opt for white kurta-pajamas like Javed Akhtar.
Bollywood Holi Numbers
No holi can ever be complete unless and until you gyrate to some of the classic holi numbers like ‘Rang Barse’, ‘Holi Ke Din ’, ‘Hori khele Raghuveera’ etc. Over the years, the hindi film industry has captured the magic of holi celebrations in some upbeat and peppy compositions. Ensure that your jukebox have all those popular number which are essential to complete your holi party. We list down some of the most popular Bollywood holi songs for you:
Sang by Mr. Bachchan himself - ‘Rang Barse’ from Yash Chopra’s Silsila is the most popular holi song, which has been around for decades and still is a hot favorite at every holi party.
The energetic vibe of ‘Holi ke din’ from the cult classic Sholay is a must have holi song to add the Bollywood zest to your holi party.
‘Holi Khele Raghuveera’ from Baghban is another peppy song essential for all holi get-togethers.
The classic ‘Aaj Na Chhodenge’ from Kati Patang radiates the essence of holi through its lyrics and is often played on repeat at all celeb parties.
A R Rahman’s ‘Dekho Ayi Holi from Mangal Pandey deserves to be on your play list as well.
The playful number from Waqt – ‘Do Me A Favor Let’s Play Holi’ is ideal to let down your hair, while you splash a dash of colour on your friends.
‘Balam Pichkari’ from the blockbuster Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the latest addition to the many foot tapping holi numbers.
To add a typical Bollywood touch, skip the loud speaker and play a Dhol like Shah Rukh Khan from Darr, while you sing the popular numbers with your friends over chilled glasses of thaandai.
Bhang – The official Holi Drink
Supposedly, Lord Shiva’s favorite drink, bhang has now become synonymous with holi, thanks to Bollywood, after all no holi sequence is complete with someone being high on bhang. Undoubtedly, bhang is now an official holi drink, and if you wish to celebrate holi in a typical bollywood style bhang is a must have. Bhang not only helps you enjoy the festive moment but also escalates the spirit of holi - a festival that does not recognize any restrictions. Lip smacking thandai, pakoras or vadas, having bhang as an essential ingredient, are a definite must have at your holi parties.
Go For Dry Holi
With the growing concerns of water shortage, Bollywood has started the trend of celebrating holi without water. And trust us, it’s all the more colourful and fun. For some time now, several Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Richa Chadda, Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi among others are urging everyone to have a dry holi. It is certainly not a bad idea. Do not forget that it is the latest Bollywood trend.
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