Spread colours of joy, unity and love this Holi, implore Punjab's loved celebrities. Usmeet Kaur talks to the who who's of Punjabi film and music fraternity to find out how they are celebrating the festival of colours this year.Updated: Mar 26, 2013 23:26 IST
Gurpreet Ghuggi, actor
"I won't be celebrating Holi this time as a mark of respect for the many great personalities that we lost in the past year, such as Jaspal Bhatti, Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna and others. The loss of such great artists is irreparable. I know that life goes on despite losses and it should not stop, but I wanted to take one day out of my life to remember these legendary artists and pay them a tribute."
Neeru Bajwa, actress
"This time around, I would be in Amritsar for work and miss the fun of celebrating Holi with my family. But I want to send out a message to all the boys to respect girls and not trouble them in the guise of playing Holi. Every year post the festival, we get to hear cases of boys humiliating girls, which is very upsetting."
Satinder Sartaj, singer
"At the time of the festival, I would be touring and spreading colours of Afsaane Sartaaj De, my latest album. But, when I get back home after the tour and concerts, I would definitely share my time with my family and friends, who come home to colour me. This Holi I would like to add that youth should become more patient and lovable with each other and that will automatically add a new color to our society."
Binnu Dhillon, actor
"Holi is an excuse to revive the love for humanity, which is fading from our society. Holi being a traditional Indian festival, I would be celebrating it with my daughters, who are crazy about colours. I also wish everyone a safe and clean Holi and would advise each individual to make a promise to benefit the society some way or the other on this day."
Diljit Dosanjh, singer-actor
"For me, Holi is synonymous with fun. Colours lighten up our lives and bring our loved ones closer to us. But, it is very important to play with safe and good quality colours. Sadly, I won't have much time to play Holi this time as I am busy shooting in Delhi, but I would try and plan a get-together in the evening with my friends, to complete my celebrations."
Compiled by Usmeet Kaur
First Published: Mar 26, 2013 23:20 IST