Actors feel the need not to waste natural resources and to be kind to the environment.
Bollywood has been actively celebrating Holi for years now. With being a celebrity comes responsibility, and a few actors have become really responsible - they urge you to have a dry Holi. Do we really need to waste water, when Indian cities not only have a shortage of the natural resource, but the fact that the resource can be used for other things like electricity for example?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and director Vipul Shah, during the shooting of Action Replayy, preferred that Holi sequence be shot without water. " Mumbai was facing a huge water shortage at that time, and it didn't make sense to make matters worse. I think we got a lovely shot. The song looks so colourful, and the spirit of the festival of colours loomed all over," said director Vipul Shah.
Actor Ronit Roy is another one who spells the need for organic colour. "Holi has changed these days. People need to become more social conscience. The kind of colour being used is so bad that you can hardly get it out with water. It pollutes the air, too. We need natural, organic colour. Who says we can't have a good time with those?" he said perturbed.
Vivek Oberoi likes celebrating this festival in a slightly different way that would bring colour and a smile on the faces of the underprivileged. The actor celebrated Holi for the first time with ever only last year. "I spent it with underprivileged kids. We had a good time. It was simple. Just some little gulal," he said.
Actress Anushka Sharma and Actor Rahul Bose urge all to use organic colour. "It's better for your skin," says Anushka, "And good for the environment," adds Rahul Bose.