Aamir Khanholi is a special day
I was born on Holi. I always had a special attachment with the festival because it has been a very integral part of my life and I have many experiences related to it. My mom says when I was born, a nurse came to me and put colour on my face. People started playing Holi with me right from my birth.
We don’t celebrate the festival:
I think the day Raj Kapoor left the world, Holi also left with him. So, we don’t celebrate Holi. My memories of Holi are that it ended up messing my hair.
An eco-friendly Holi:
It’s going to be a working Holi for me on set! But my message to people is to play safe and use coulours that are environment-friendly.
A family tradition
Like every year, it’s open house at Janki Kutir. Celebrating Holi, Diwali, Eid and Christmas was a tradition started by Abba which Baba, Tanvi, Javed and I follow to this day. Since this is the year of Kaifi’s centenary celebrations, we are particularly looking forward to it. I love the fact that three generations have been coming together for years! We only play dry Holi with organic colours. It’s important to celebrate Holi as part of our composite culture and not as something belonging to a particular religion.
A great way to de-stress
I’m shooting on Holi but heading straight to a party after that. Over time, I’ve realised that it’s important to let loose and de-stress in today’s life which is probably why festivals came into existence back in the day. Colours are the biggest form of celebration, so go out and enjoy Holi, but ensure the use of natural colours and be respectful of other people when you throw colours.
Do not waste water
I am home in Delhi celebrating Holi with my family. I will have a delicious meal at home. It’s need of the hour to realise that wasting water on Holi is probably not the best way to celebrate it. Maybe not us, but our future generations are definitely going to get affected by it.