Lohri is here, bringing with it joy and hope. The turn of season is celebrated by different names — Bihu, Makar Sankranti and Pongal—in different parts of the country, all signifying the harvest season and to be grateful to bountiful earth. Here are celebs sharing some fond memories, and how they are celebrating Lohri in 2022.
Lohri always meant family time for me, but, of course, once you start working you miss these things. Lohri always brings back memories of Chandigarh. All my relatives would gather together, we would dance all night and gorge on some yummy delicacies. This festival is all about positivity. This year I will be celebrating in Mumbai. —Angad Hasija, Actor
I miss Kolkata during this time of the year. Lohri means happiness and prosperity to me. Since I tested positive for Covid and am still recovering from it, I will be celebrating it with my wife Ripci and my furry baby Leo. A small celebration of just the three of us because we are still in isolation. —Sharad Malhotra, Actor
Makar Sankranti will mostly be low-key this year, just like the past two years. Although it is such an important festival, I will avoid going over or inviting people to my house this time. My fondest memory of this festival is when my entire family would sit together around a bonfire and celebrate for long. —Geetanjali Tikekar, Actress
My fondest memories from childhood include flying kites with my friends and having til ke laddoos. This festive season, we have to think positive and quit all negativity. —Aditya Deshmukh, Actress
It’s my first Lohri without my mother, and it’s indeed going to be very difficult. Home it is for me, given the circumstances. I wish my well-wishers a very happy and joyous Lohri. Stay safe, stay blessed, and I hope everyone has a great year ahead!” —Shaalien Malhotra, Actress
Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif
Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif, who got married in December last year, will be celebrating their first Lohri this season. Vicky is currently shooting in Indore for his next and Katrina had also joined him a couple of days ago. The two are expected to be back home to take their parents’ blessing on their first Lohri after the wedding.
Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi’s son Gurik Bedi
Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi recently revealed the name of their new-born baby as Gurik. Sharing a picture with Angad, her daughter and the baby, Neha wrote, “Our baby boy Gurik #GuriqSinghDhupiaBedi.” This is Gurik’s first Lohri.
Kapil Sharma & Ginni’s son Trishaan Sharma
In February 2021, the stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma and wife Ginni were blessed with a second child. They welcomed their first child in 2019, who they named Anarya. Trishaan Sharma will be celebrating his first Lohri this year.
Geeta Basra & Harbhajan’s son Jovan Veer Singh
Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh were looking forward to hosting a Lohri bash for their son Jovan Veer Singh’s first celebration of the festival. They had planned a party for the 13th of January. However, due to surge in Covid cases, they had to put the party on hold.
Singer Harshdeep Kaur’s son Hunar Singh
Singer Harshdeep Kaur and husband Mankeet Singh welcomed their baby boy in March 2021. This is Hunar Singh’s first Lohri.
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