Bollywood celebrates Lohri! It is a popular Punjabi festival that has link to the Punjab region but is celebrated with equal enthusiasm across the entire nation.
Therefore even our Bollywood celebrities have made it a point to wish their fans and beloved ones a 'Happy Lohri'.
The origins of Lohriis that many people believe the festival was originally celebrated on winter solstice day. This being the shortest day and the longest night of the year.
This festival is celebrated by lighting a bonfire in the evening where people offer their prayers to the fire and throw puffed rice and til into the flame. Lohri even coincides with the harvesting of sugar cane and corn and is a very important and auspicious day for all.
Bollywood has close association with the festival where a number of movies based on the Punjabi's compulsorily have this festival as a scene. A number of songs have been composed for this festival as well but the most famous one is from the movie Veer Zaara whose leading stars where Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji.
The movie has Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini making guest appearance when the entire cast take part in the celebration of the festival with the song titled Lodi sung by Udit Narayan.
Shockingly Amitabh Bachchan was one of the first to wish Happy Lohri, read the slides to see the Bollywood celebrities wishes.
So in typical Punjabi style here I am wishing you a Happy Lohri:
Happy Lohri Vekheya Sadi Yaari,
Sawere Sawere Hi Wish Maari,
Ehnu Kehnde Ne Hushiari,
Hun Wish Karan Di Tuhaadi Hai Vaari!
Amitabh Bachchan on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
T 1737 - HAPPY LOHRI to all .. love prosperity and happiness ... !!!
Sonakshi Sinha on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Lohri di lakh lakh wadhaiyaan!
The actress is happy with how her movie Tevar is fairing at BO.
Sidharth Malhotra on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Happy LOHRI people may the #Lohri Fire burn away all your sorrows, enjoy family time.
Bipasha Basu on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Happy Lohri to all:)
The actress is busy promoting her upcoming movie Alone with co-star Karan Singh Grover.
Riteish Deshmukh who won best negative role for Ek Villain on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Happy Lohri - happiness, prosperity, love & peace forever.
Sridevi on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Wish you all a very Happy Lohri. May this day bring luck, prosperity, peace and happiness in your lives.
Farhan Akhtar who will be next seen in Wazir along with Big B on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Lohri di lakh lakh vadaiyan...
Preity Zinta on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Lo aa gayi Lohri veh.... Happy Lohri everyone. Lotza love always .. Xoxo
Happy Lohri to all of you who celebrate today. Lotza love always
Neha Dhupia who launched CCL 5 with a sizzling dance performance on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Happy lohri friends ...
Hema Malini on the occasion of Lohri tweeted:
Wishing all of u a very Happy Lohri ! May all good things happen in all ur lives!