Holi and Bollywood have a long standing history. The Film Industry never forgets to set a stage on fire every time by producing new songs on Holi. In actual practice also, Bollywood becomes a lively place for Holi celebrations.
Earlier, Holi was celebrated in Mumbai’s R.K. Studio, where Raj Kapoor celebrated the festival with his family and friends. This tradition of celebrating Holi was further carried on by other famous Bollywood personalities including superstar of the millennium- Amitabh Bachchan, who celebrates Holi in his famous residence- ‘Pratiksha’. Now a days all the superstars can be seen partying and wishing their friends and fans on the Holi. There are some famous Holi parties thrown by stars like Shah Rukh Khan. From last few years, Zoom Holi party is something that people look forward to. Many models and stars can be seen bumping into each other at this colourful and lively event.
It's not just the off camera Holi parties that are part of Bollywood, but the festival has also played an integral part in several movies as well. There are many hindi movies which carry the essence of the festival. Many movies have been based on the festival of Holi, such as 'Bhakt Prahlad'. Then another record breaking movie called Sholay was released, it had a famous song ‘Holi ke din dil mil jate hai'.
Amitabh Bachchan has most Holi sa theme for the songs where ‘Kati Patang’ in which Rajesh Khanna was seen singing the popular song ‘Aaj Na Chodenge hum humjoli’ for Asha Parekh. One famous song related to Holi was there in the film, Mother India ‘Holi ayi re kanhayi rang chalke suna de zaraa bansuri’. The latest Bollywood creation on holi is the song 'Do me a favor, let's play Holi' from the movie 'Waqt' starring Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. All these filmy songs on Holi show how Bollywood has contributed a lot to our cultural festivities in a very delightful manner.