Posted Thu, April 11, 2013 9:00am IST

B-town’s Maharashtrian stars explored several new avenues over the last year. And now, in the new year, they will be seen giving fresh direction to their careers and personal lives

Gudi Padwa marks the start of the Maharashtrian new year – a great day for new beginnings! It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. This year, many of Bollywood’s well known Maharashtrian celebrities – including Madhuri Dixit, Sonali Bendre, Urmila Matondkar and Riteish Deshmukh – took some fresh decisions and leaped into new ventures. And it looks like, in the new year too these B-towners will continue to add a new direction to their careers and personal lives.

Take a look at all the Maharashtrian celebs who will make the most of this new year. And we wish a very happy Gudi Padwa to all our readers!