It’s that time of the year when prayers reverberate in pandals and houses, people get to the streets to sing and dance and welcome Bappa. Hearing conch shells and loud drums is no surprise when Bappa is home, but this year it’s all but an unsettling silence, though the prayers in our hearts are louder and more earnest. However, celebrities like every year have come forward to extend their wishes to their fans. Let’s see what they have to say:
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi a little differently this year with Taimur Ali Khan’s lego Ganpati. She sent her prayers for the love, peace, and safety of everybody.
Amitabh Bachchan who visits Lalbaugcha Raja every year without a miss posted a picture of himself at Lalbaug to reminisce about it this year.
Kangana Ranaut wished her fans a healthy and prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi.
Anil Kapoor wished his fans on Ganesh Chaturthi with the caption, “May the blessings of Shree Ganesha be with you and your family forever! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!”
Mrunal Thakur posted a picture of Bappa and herself to wish her fans.
Ananya Panday welcomed Bappa home and wished everyone peace, love, good health, positivity and kindness on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Shilpa Shetty Kundra – an ardent Bappa devotee- is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with her family like always. She wished her fans saying “This year, we need Bappa’s presence and His blessings more than ever. I pray that we emerge victorious from these times with strength & wisdom, and embrace a better future together. May each one of us be blessed abundantly with tons of love, health, happiness, and success. Stay safe… stay healthy… stay strong!”
Maniesh Paul wished everyone a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi on behalf of the Pauls.
Shraddha Kapoor is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with her small eco-friendly Ganpati and she urges everyone to immerse the Ganpati in a little bucket and not pollute the beaches and the sea.
Wishing her fans Sonali Bendre writes “This year more than ever, with the arrival of Bappa, I hope for new beginnings for everyone! I’m going to miss all the visits from friends & family at home for Bappa’s Darshan. But, I know we’ll find a way to adapt to the current situation yet still retain the true essence of Ganesh Chaturthi.”
Rajkummar Rao made his own version of eco-friendly Ganpati with turmeric and wheat flour which he shared with his fans on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Tusshar Kapoor & Ekta Kapoor
Tusshar Kapoor and sister Ekta Kapoor celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with family and rejoicing the return of Bappa wrote “He’s back….to bring gratitude, value & the wisdom to help us make sense of all the chaos and the cleansing! Above all, to help us understand that life is beautiful NO MATTER WHAT!”.
Varun Dhawan wished his fans with a prayer on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Bhumi Pednekar celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with a little puja at her place and wished her fans through Instagram by quoting lines from a devotional song.
Siddhant Chaturvedi posted a picture of himself in prayer to mark the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and wish his fans.
Sonu Sood wished his fans a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi by posting a picture of himself celebrating the festival at home.
Sonakshi Sinha celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi by painting Ganpati on a canvass, while Abhishek Bachchan, Kriti Sanon, and Sonal Chauhan also greeted their fans through posts on Instagram.
We wish you all a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)