It is one tradition that is followed by not just commoners, but even the stars in Bollywood
Kareena Kapoor Khan was to observe the Karva Chauth vrath for the first time after her marriage to Saif Ali Khan. The buzz was that the latest entrant into the married ladies club in B-town had asked for an easy day from the makers of Gori Tere Pyar Mein to participate in the rituals and puja at home. However Bebo who made an appearance before the media yesterday confessed that she had no such plans. The actor said, “I don’t need to starve to prove my love. I am not going to fast. I am a Kapoor… I can’t live without food. I would celebrate it by eating, working, by promoting my film“. Now that the Begum herself put to rest all speculations surrounding her first karva chauth, we wonder if its just a smart way to avoid the media circus outside her Bandra residence. However, we like the way this star dared to be different.Or is KKK planning to follow her great-granddad’s way and get Saifu to fast for her? Apparently, Prithviraj Kapoor insisted that his sons fast for their wives on this day too.
While Bebo has denied following the fast, we wonder if other B-town couples who got married last year like Vidya Balan-Siddharth Roy Kapur, Genelia-Riteish Deshmukh, Esha Deol-Bharat Takhtani will observe the tradition this year.
There are several others in B-town who follow these traditions and celebrate karva chauth with great fanfare.
Jalsa is the most happening place on this day, as Bachchans are one of the few B-town families that follow these rituals. The family is often spotted on the terrace and over the years has made arrangements on their Juhu home terrace to avoid the prying media.However, it is a delight to catch this family together. Friends and family start flowing into the house from as early as seven in the evening. Some of the regulars at Bachchan’s home are the Khers – Anupam, Kirron and Sikander and Goldie Behl-Sonali Bendre. The family, Amitabh-Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are often spotted breaking the fast after the moon is seen and the festivities take place in full on filmi style at their home. Last year around, we caught Big B turn a photographer for Aaradhya. While Abhi-Ash were busy with the rituals, Amitabh Bachchan was the doting granddad and it was indeed heart-warming to see him go click-click!
Akki’s sister Alka Bhatia generally has a pre karva chauth party. For Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, this is an extremely private affair with only family and very close friends in attendance.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra-Raj Kundra:
South Indian Shilpa married Punjabi munda Raj in a grand ceremony in Mumbai and despite all the controversies, this couple is very much in love and are always there for each other. What’s special about Shilpa-Raj’s karva chauth is, that both of them observe the fast together. How sweet, na?
Raveena Tandon Thadani:
For Raveena Tandon Thadani, this day is to indulge in some shringar – mehendi and some family time at home. The actor likes to keep it simple and strictly a parivarik affair. Now this Sheher ki ladki definitely knows how to strike a balance between her modern and traditional sides.