The newly-wed couple Mayank Gandhi and Hunar Hale are
celebrating their first Holi (post marriage) at their Gurgaon
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!