The newly-wed couple Mayank Gandhi and Hunar Hale are celebrating their first Holi (post marriage) at their Gurgaon residence.
Mayank is a veteran of the rowdy Holi tradition. He was quoted by a leading daily as saying, "You get this chance once in a year to let out your frustration and happiness. The frustration comes out on your enemies, and happiness is shared with those you love. And koi bhi bura nahin maanta kyunki Holi hai. I grew up in Kanpur, and you know how crazy Holi can get there. I have even played keechad-wali Holi, with grease, raw eggs and what not. But of course, ab toh sober ho gaye hain."
On the other hand, Hunar had played Holi only on-screen. She says that she was scared of colours and as a kid she used to lock herself in a room, and not come out till evening. She adds, "But after having played it for the screen, I have become used to the colours. Par real life mein achhe se nahin kheli hai Holi."
Apparently, Hunar was warned by her in-laws as he has a reputation of playing rowdy Holi. Mayank was quick to say, "It's our first Holi after the wedding, and like she said, she has never played before, so I have to show her how fun the festival is."
But, Mayank says that he has toned down his Holi antics. He prefers an eco-friendly celebration.
Hunar further added that it is not their first Holi as they played it before with a birthday cake! She was quoted by the leading daily as saying, "On his birthday, in October, as he cut the cake, I put some of it on his face. Immediately, he picked the entire cake and smeared it all over me. This was a day before Diwali. So, hamari pehli Holi toh tab hi ho gayi thi."
Going by the pictures (collage), it looks like the actors had fun playing Holi with family!