Holi the festival of colors, is a big deal for all the Indians. The festival brings joy and togetherness for all. The whole of Bollywood is all geared up for Holi but out of the lot, Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2017 cannot help but express how much this festival means to her.
The gorgeous pageant winner and debutant Manushi Chillar loves the colorful festival. She has religiously played Holi ever since she was a kid. She says, “My initial memories of Holi are from childhood when we used to live in Bangalore. I still remember having a small pink pichkari (pink used to be my colour), going around with my friends, being very excited about Holi and playing with my pichkari and my water gun!”
Manushi does not just like colors and water, she also talks about how the festival brings a community together. “Like any other festival, I love the whole community feeling that we have with Holi. I think the one special thing about Holi is also the fact that all your friends come to play and we would have groups and there would literally be gang wars with water guns, that was really fun.” She further adds, “I think Holi is a very playful festival and it’s a lot of fun so playing with your friends is what I absolutely love about the festival and of course Gujiya. I used to really love eating Gujiya (I have a sweet tooth). So, these used to be my favorite parts about Holi.”
Talking about what it’s like back at home Manushi says, “I think Holi is also about a build-up, you start preparing, you start playing a little few weeks before the actual festival, but Gujiya was what I absolutely loved about Holi, growing up in the north, it used to be made at home; so that was fun. Otherwise, the atmosphere at home during any festival is fun, all coming together to celebrate and I have working parents so festivals would actually be those few days that they would get an off so we would all come together and spend time together.”
On the work front, Manushi will soon be making her Bollywood debut in a highly-anticipated action movie “Prithviraj” alongside Akshay Kumar which is set to release on June 3 all over the world.