Nakuul Mehta of Pyaar Ka Dard Hai… fame recalls Holi celebrations as a child. This photograph shows him as a two-year-old with his elder sister and mother. Nakuul says, “It was the first Holi in which I actively participated. We were in Goa; my dad was in the navy and was posted there. My mom has told me over the years that I was amazed by different colours. Getting the colours off was a huge task and my mother and father both gave me a bath that day. My mother reminds me of that every time she sees the picture.”
Nakuul Mehta from Pyaar Ka Dard Hai.
But though he loves the festival, Nakuul no longer play with colours. “Every year, I end up working. Besides, these days, it has become a nuisance. People go overboard wasting water; even the folks in my apartment call for a water tanker to have a rain dance. Kids throwing water balloons on passers-by is also not in the correct spirit."