The festival of Durga Puja has started with great fervor, and Bollywood celebrities are not far behind in joining the celebrations. From Kiara Advani to Rani Mukerji, these stars were spotted at various pandals in Mumbai seeking blessings from the deity. Let’s take a closer look at the Bollywood celebrities who attended the Durga Puja celebrations this year.
Kiara Advani and Rani Mukerji’s Interaction at the Pandal
Kiara Advani, the stunning Bollywood actress, was seen gracing the Durga Puja celebrations in a beautiful yellow suit adorned with intricate jhumkas. She not only sought blessings from the deity but also had an engaging conversation with Rani Mukerji. The two actresses were spotted bonding at the pandal, adding to the festive spirit of the occasion.
A Star-Studded Durga Puja
Several other Bollywood celebrities also marked their presence at the Durga Puja pandals to seek blessings and partake in the festivities. Kajol, accompanied by her son Yug, Hema Malini with her daughter Esha Deol, and Rani Mukerji were among the stars spotted at the pandals. It was a sight to behold as these luminous personalities posed for the paparazzi, turning the celebrations into star-studded affairs.
Here is an exhaustive list of star-studded Puja pandals in Mumbai. If you are in the city now don’t miss out on hopping in these celebrity Puja pandals:
1. North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samity, Juhu
The North Bombay Sarvajanik Durgotsav, popularly known as the Mukherjee family Durga Puja, is celebrating its 57th year this time. Hosted by the Mukherjee family, the puja takes place at the Tulip Star Hotel in Juhu. Visitors can expect to see Bollywood icons such as Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Ayan Mukerji, and other members of the renowned film family at this exquisitely decorated pandal. The puja involves various ceremonies, including the Ashtami Aarti, Boron, and Sindoor Khela, which are eagerly participated in by Kajol and Rani Mukerji. Many other Bollywood celebrities, like Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, the Bachchan family, and Karan Johar, are known to frequent this esteemed family pandal.
2. Lokhandwala Durgotsav
Abhijeet Bhattacharya, one of Bollywood’s most prolific playback singers, has been hosting the Durga Puja at the Lokhandwala Durgotsav Pandal for an impressive 26 years. This pandal is not just about the rituals and ceremonies, it is a vibrant celebration complete with dhaak beats, dhunuchi naach, live music performances, and delectable food stalls serving Kolkata’s finest delicacies. Last year, the renowned percussionist Shivamani mesmerized the visitors by playing the dhaak in front of the Goddess.
3. Biswajit Chatterjee’s Puja Pandal, Juhu
A veteran actor, Biswajit Chatterjee, has been hosting a grand Durga Puja feast in Juhu for several years. This year, the pandal has been set up at Juhu Club Millennial, a prime location that is expected to attract a host of celebrities. Hrithik Roshan and his father, director Rakesh Roshan, are frequent visitors at this pandal, which is sure to be a hub of glitz and glamour.
4. Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Khar
For years, the Bachchan family has been regular attendees of the Durga Puja held at the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in Khar. Amitabh Bachchan, along with his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and granddaughter Aaradhya, is often seen visiting the Math. This sacred place witnesses the presence of Bollywood royalty during the auspicious festival.
5. Kumar Sanu’s Lokhandwala Pujo, Lokhandwala
The legendary Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu is known for hosting a grand Durga Puja celebration at a colony in Lokhandwala. The pandal, open to visitors from 18th to 24th October, is expected to welcome numerous film stars during the festival. This is a great opportunity for fans to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrities in the midst of the joyous celebrations.
Durga Puja celebrations in Bollywood are nothing short of grandeur and splendor. Some of the pandals attract prominent Bollywood personalities, adding star power to the festivities.