Its celebration time! Not just the commoners indulge in celebrating many festivals lined up for next three months. The celebrities who did not give up on their culture and tradition meticulously follow the rituals of many traditional festivals. One such traditional and auspicious festival is Karwa Chauth.
Karwa Chauth is an exclusive festival observed by married women in India. The married women observe fasts all the day, which is broken by their husband in the evening. It is a celebration that symbolizes love. Well, Karwa Chauth is also a gala celebration spiced with the rich apparels, embellishments and heavy ornaments. Recently, Karwa Chauth has become a more pomp and glitzy festival.
Bollywood Divas and Karwa Chauth
Bollywood Karwa Chauth celebrations have been a prominent carnival in many bollywood movies. From DDLJ to Baghban, the auspicious festival has been portrayed beautifully carrying the essence at its best. The celebration of festival not just ends on the screen. Many Bollywood celebs celebrate the Karwa Chauth festival grandly. From Hema Malini to Shilpa Shetty, many Bollywood divas observe fast during this big day. This year, many of us beloved Bollywood stars celebrated Karwa Chauth. Let us see about Bollywood Karwa Chauth Celebrations.
Aishwarya Rai Karwa Chauth Celebrations came with a twist
Ash at Jalsa residence
Aishwarya Rai Bachan, the Bachan Bahu, who is now quite busy attending many public events planned well not to miss this auspicious festival. She was at Kerala to promote the jewelry brand she endorses. She appeared wearing vermilion on her forehead owing to Karwa Chauth. However, I guess she doesn’t miss a chance to wear the saffron ‘tilak’ on her forehead, not just during the auspicious days. Although she is crowned one of the most beautiful women in the world along with so many credentials, she many times proved to be a simple and humble woman with great sentiments to the family.
When we talk about Bollywood Karwa Chauth celebrations, automatically many of us bump into Bachan’s family. The Bollywood’s first family made a mark in the Bollywood Karwa Chauth celebrations. The Jalsa residence at Bandra gets a new color and life during the celebrations. Bollywood Karwa Chauth celebrations and Bachan’s celebrations almost matches with each other.
Unfortunately, this year, Abhishek Bachan is out of country. Yet, the Bachan Bahu successfully observed the fast and the fast was broken by her hubby, Junior B through Skype. Yes, technology helped this beautiful Bollywood couple to observe their tradition. The couple greeted each other through skype, where Abhi broke Ash’s fast. So cool isn’t it! Thanks to technology!
And yes, it was tweeted by Big B. Amitabh Bachan tweeted, “T 1198 -Abhishek out of country on shoot .. so face of husband seen through Skype, for Karvachauth by Aishwarya .. what times we live in !!“
Shilpa Shetty Karwa Chauth Celebrations – A special one
Although accused of ruining the marriage life of Raj Kundra and his first wife Kavitha, Shilpa Shetty and Raj has been very much in love with each other. This duo celebrates the Karwa Chauth festival uniquely. While the Bollywood divas observe the fast in Bollywood Karwa Chauth celebrations, both Shilpa and Raj observe fast, which is not a usual practice. This Bollywood couple (We call them Bollywood couple although Raj has not traces to Bollywood industry) hosts a grand celebration party at their residence in Mumbai. Whatever it is, observing fast for each other is too sweet.
Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar Karwa Chauth Celebrations – A private affair
Akshay Kumar’s marriage to Twinkle Khanna came as a surprise to entire Bollywood industry. Just like Bachan’s this Bollywood couple’s Karwa Chauth celebration is no less colorful than grand and gala Bollywood Karwa Chauth celebration. It is the responsibility of Akshay’s sister Alka Bhatia to arrange everything for this auspicious festival. This year is quite special for this Bollywood couple. And the duo had a great time with their daughter.
Raveena Tandon Karwa Chauth Celebrations – A blend of modernity with tradition
Raveena Tandon, married to Anil Thadani knows how to balance perfectly between the modernity and tradition in celebrating an auspicious occasion. Raveena’s Karwa Chauth will accompany everything that is a part of a traditional and cultural carnival, combined with the essence of modernity! Yet, she always keep it very silent, simple and private affair.
Hema Malini and Sridevi Karwa Chauth Celebrations – A traditional affair
Opposite to other Bollywood Karwa Chauth Celebrations, a typical Iyengar girl, Hema Malini observes the fast and celebrates the big day dutifully. Her style of celebration is ultimately traditional.
Similarly, Sridevi also keeps it a very private affair.
Kareena Kapoor Karwa Chauth Celebrations – A Controversy
While the Bollywood celebs loves this auspicious occasion, Kareena Kapoor, who married to Saif Ali Khan, stated that she would not fast for Saif on this occasion. She said she did not want to prove her love for him through fasting.
Kareena addressed to media, “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“.
Well, this is her first Karwa Chauth celebration after wedding! I guess she planned it well to avoid the media bumping into her celebration. Many speculate that Kareena being married to an Islam was a bit hesitant to celebrate this Hindu festival.
I believe, Kareena who never changed her religion or even her surname after wedding, is playing something secretly, just to avoid media circus.
And this is going to be the first Karwa Chauth for Vidya Balan, not for Siddharth Roy Kapur, who already married and divorced twice!