Seems like out beloved TV stars are advising people to be environmental friendly!
For most people, the festival of Holi has been about water balloons, water guns, tubs full of coloured water and multifarious colours - but leading Indian TV actors like Surbhi Jyoti, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Karan Grover urge their fans to play a waterless Holi.
Here's what the actors have to say:
Surbhi Joyti: As a kid, every year as Holi approached, I loved going to the terrace with my friends in the evenings and splashing colours on them. I never realised back then about the amount of water we were wasting, but now as a responsible citizen, I feel everybody should opt for a waterless Holi and use organic gulaal to ensure that they do not end up damaging their skin in the bargain.
Sanjeeda Sheikh: I used to love playing Holi with water but now I have realised the need to conserve the most important resource of our planet. I have made a promise to myself that I will play Holi with organic colours and gulaal. I urge the viewers and my fans also to practice the same. Wishing all my fans a colourful and waterless Holi.
Mansi Shrivastav: I love Holi as it is one festival when I get to be with my entire family. I have some extremely fond memories of Holi as a kid when I used to throw water balloons at the passers-by and would ensure that everybody around is drenched in water and colours. This year on Holi, my family and I will avoid wasting water and will play with safe colours during the day.
Karan Singh Grover: Conserving water should be every individual's priority. While Holi is a fun festival to celebrate, I request everyone to play smartly.
Digangana Suryavanshi: I love the festival of Holi. It's fun to get together and feel the excitement of this colorful festival. This Holi I would like all my fans to be conscious about wasting water unnecessarily and play it in a way that helps the environment.
Ali Asgar: Most of us actors are busy all the time and rarely get leisure time to spend with our families. Holi is one occasion where I always stay at home with my family and spend time meeting friends and other extended family members and exchange pleasantries.
Ishita Dutta: I have very fond childhood memories of playing Holi with my family and friends. With loads of colour and good food, Holi has always been a festival we look forward to. This year I am supporting the initiative of water conservation and I have consciously chosen to play without water.
Raqesh Vashishth: Each time during a festival, what excites me the most are the savouries prepared specially for the guests visiting our home. I have a sweet tooth and gujiyas are my weakness.
Roopal Tyagi: The exuberant colours of Holi bring along with them a spirit of joy, naughtiness and enthusiasm. It's a special time of the year to remember those who are close to our hearts and have a little fun with them by splashing colours. As responsible citizens, we should save water and use only organic colours.
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