Amitabh Bachchan Shares His Most Memorable Holi Moments 

Read about Amitabh Bachchan’s memories of celebrating Holi down the years 

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Amitabh Bachchan celebrates Holi in <i>Baaghban</i>

Amitabh Bachchan was up early at 2.30 am on Thursday morning blogging about his memories of celebrating Holi down the years. Bachchan first shared pictures of the ‘Holika Dahan’ which was carried out on the lawns of his residence ‘Prateeksha’ in Juhu on Wednesday night.

Amitabh Bachchan lights the <i>Holika Dahan</i>&nbsp;at his house (Photo courtesy: srbachchan.tumblr.com)
Amitabh Bachchan lights the Holika Dahan at his house (Photo courtesy: srbachchan.tumblr.com)
<i>Holika Dahan</i> at the Bachchan’s Prateeksha home (Photo courtesy: srbachchan.tumblr.com)
Holika Dahan at the Bachchan’s Prateeksha home (Photo courtesy: srbachchan.tumblr.com)

The legendary actor then went on to write about some of his fondest memories of Holi. Excerpts from Bachchan’s blog:

The best ones were played at Allahabad when I was very young and Father was in University teaching in the English Department .. the students would all come over and over ribald songs and music our homes were a flush of great camaraderie and happiness ..
Delhi was a little subdued, because it invariably fell in March when it was still quite cold and the water was a most unwelcome commodity .. Calcuta was a rage .. a freedom of youth and abandon .. of visiting friends and driving to locations of revelry .. jumping into the many ‘pookurs’ around the city and ending up by the riverfront till the late evening ..
and then Bombay and Mumbai .. the film industry and the best Holi celebrations at the RK Studios of Shri Raj Kapoor, where the entire industry asseembled .. after his passing much of the gaiety and fun vanished for some time until, we decided to have these revelries at Prateeksha .. they were massive and grand and fun and just full of all that Holi celebrations desired .. dunk coloured water ponds and tubs .. masses of dry colour and the wet all over .. bands and music groups from all parts of the country playing non stop .. gallons of ‘bhang’, the traditional drink and the traditional ‘gujiya’ to eat .. aahh .. just the most enjoyable times .. they began at noon and went on thill the sun went down ..

Bachchan then went on to state that the fun and frolic of Holi would return to Prateeksha next year...

But we have not celebrated it to that extent for some years now .. deaths in the family and illnesses have prevented us .. but I think it is time to restart it all over again .. perhaps next year !!

But the senior actor also left a rather cryptic unfinished sentence regarding the nature of relationships in Bollywood currently...

It was such innocent and fun times .. just gangs of friends enjoying .. loosing their status and position to become one with us and all .. such a humbling feel... Now... Well I don’t know .. everything has become so .. Ah forget it ..Love to all and happy holi...

We’d surely like to know what’s going in Bachchan’s mind there.

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