Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are in Delhi this year for the shoot of their film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. And the Dum Laga Ke Haisha jodi will be celebrating Holi in the Capital. Ayushmann’s wife, Tahira, and kids — daughter Varushka and son Virajveer, are going to be with the actor too. “We will be getting some time together. They will be staying in the same hotel as me and we will have our own little thing,” says Ayushmann.
Bhumi says though she is away from home this year, Holi has always been a big deal in her family. “Holi for me was a lot of water balloons and pichkari. It did not include a lot of colour as our parents did not want us to be drenched in colour. But as we grew up, that changed. We would start playing Holi two weeks before the actual date. We would aim and hit people with water balloons. That was the highlight of our day. There would be children playing downstairs and we would throw buckets of water at them. Holi has really colourful memories,” says Bhumi, adding, “I have heard so much about how Holi in Delhi is epic, and I am so looking forward to it.”
Ayushmann says Holi has become more “civilised” for him ever since he joined Bollywood. “In my college days we used to go crazy and would play Holi in my college hostel with my friends. We used to use eggs, mud, grease, paint — everything! And the colour would not go off for three weeks. Now, it’s become better. That is not the way you should celebrate Holi,” says Ayushmann.
Besides colours, Holi also means binging on gujiyas and while Ayushmann won’t mind trying some, Bhumi swears to stay away from them this year. “Having a gujiya isn’t a great idea since I am in between a film shoot. I could’ve had it at home,” she says.
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