Bollywood celebrities celebrate the festival with great pomp and splendour
Salman Khan is one of the many B-town celebs who welcomes Ganesha to his home every year. Salman has confessed that it was little sister Arpita Khan who insisted that the family celebrate Ganesh Chathurthi. The entire Khandaan comes together to make the occasion one of the starriest in town with biggies from the film fraternity paying a visit to Salman’s Bandra apartment over the one-and-a-half days that the Lord stays with them.
Shah Rukh Khan, a secular actor like Salman, brings his Ganpati home to Mannat, where the family celebrates Ganeshotsav with as much grandeur as they do Eid. It’s a quite family affair and the proud father takes his children along to the seashore for the immersion.
Neil Nitin Mukesh was a toddler when he first asked papa Nitin Mukesh to bring the baby Ganesha home. Today the Mukesh household has one of the most beautiful and largest Ganesha idols in the area. The deity stays with the family for the whole 11-day period.
Jeetendra aka Jumping Jack wasn’t a star when he was a part of the Ganpati celebrations at Girgaum a few decades ago, but after all these years the locals there still wait for his visit during the festival. Clearly Jeetuji hasn’t forgotten his roots; even today, before bringing in the celebrations at his posh Juhu residence along with producer daughter Ekta Kapoor; the veteran star makes sure that he first visits his old home at Girgaum, participates in the puja there, and meets and greets his old friends. He is definitely one of the most loved and respected stars in the neighbourhood – apart from Ganesha, of course!
Ranbir Kapoor also celebrates the festival with great aplomb. The Kapoor family gets together and enjoys the special occasion. Everyone in the clan comes together and it is a sight to watch all the Kapoors under one roof,enjoying the day. The celebration is one of the biggest among all filmy stars.
Hrithik Roshan might find it difficult to step out of his Juhu residence on a normal day, but he and his family mingle with the crowds at Juhu during the Ganpati celebrations. The Krrish 3 star is a believer of Lord Ganesha. The Roshan family definitely makes for the perfect picture on the occasion.
Other celebrities who welcome Ganpati into their homes include Govinda, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Vivek Oberoi, while stars like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan and many more visit Ganesha pandals across the city during the festival.
BollywoodLife wishes all its readers a very happy Ganesh Chathurthi. Ganpati bappa morya!