The DIFFERENT Moods of Holi

Colours — and emotions! — run high during Holi.

No wonder India’s most vibrant festival is the perfect excuse for friends to flirt and foes to become friends again. (Don’t get too carried away though. Here’s a list of do’s and don’t’s.)

Sukanya Verma looks at the variety of moods colouring Bollywood’s Holi celebrations.

 

Sneaky

When you’re from the enemy clan, the only way to do it is hush-hush.

The gulaal coated couple of Goliyon Ki Raas Leela: Ram Leela — Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh — literally sneak in a kiss amidst a large-scale celebration of Holi.

 

Coquettish

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s colourful adaahs and nakras in Action Replayy‘s Holi party are all the inspiration her mohalla needs.

 

Carefree

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone deliver a classic embodiment of ‘Bura na maano Holi hai‘ sentiments for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani‘s superhit Holi melody, Balam Pichkari.

 

Dreamy

While some go wild playing Holi, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor’s slow-motion celebration finds magic aroind madness.

 

Flirtatious

Bhaang and Bachchan are a deadly combination.

A heavily tipsy Big B uses Holi revelry to get up, close and personal with ex-flame Rekha in Silsila‘s Rang Barse.

 

Lonely

Ranbir Kapoor drowns his one-sided love in bhaang while the girl he adores makes merry with her beau in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

 

Bouncy

Kartik Aaryan slips into the spirit of Holi in Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety. You should too.

 

Grateful

Salman Khan is known to celebrate all festivals in real life. He seems equally thankful for the joys of desi culture in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

 

Livid

Quite a rare sight to see someone grumble or growl during such a merry festival unless it’s Shah Rukh Khan at his obsessive best stalking Juhi Chawla’s private party in Darr.

 

Competitive

And the tallest glass of bhaang for Best dancer at War‘s Holi bash goes to — Hrithik or Tiger?

 

Affectionate

Remember that song in Sholay? Holi ke din dil mil jaate hain? Badrinath Ki Dulhania‘s Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan do too.

 

Bindaas

Royalty or raastachaap, never shy from a friendly show of Holi. Who better than Holi regular Deepika to remind us?

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