Rare Holi pictures from Bollywood

Bollywood is song. Bollywood is dance. Bollywood is colour. There is no other industry in the world that captures the various shades of human emotion on camera than the Indian film industry. And needless to say, the industry loves all things colourful, especially the festival of Holi.

Some of the most legendary pictures of celebrations in the industry have come from Bollywood, where the rich and the famous lose inhibitions and participate in the spring festival.

Here are some rare pictures of revelry from Bollywood.


Raj Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan

The showman, the late Raj Kapoor, was known for throwing Holi parties that is the stuff of legends. Everyone who is someone would turn up for the Kapoor Holi party. In the first picture, you’ll find superstar Amitabh Bachchan shaking a leg with Raj Kapoor.


Dharamendra, Amitabh Bachchan and Subhash Ghai

The second picture, again taken at one of Raj Kapoor’s parties, shows Amitabh Bachchan (centre) and Dharmendra (left) do a Holi jig, while a young Subhash Ghai watches on.

Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar

Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar

Long before they parted ways, Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon were in a much-publicised relationship. Seen in this picture the duo is drenched in colours during a Holi party.

Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan

Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan

Much before he became a big star, Abhishek Bachchan was hobnobbing with the who’s who of the industry. In this picture, a young Abhishek is seen catching up with Shah Rukh Khan during a Holi party.

Salman Khn (Center)

Salman Khan (Center)

You won’t find a picture of Salman enjoying himself like this anymore. But years ago, the star was oblivious to the cameras, as he indulged in fun and revelry. Here, Salman (centre) is seen playing Holi with his producer friends Ratan Jain and Ramesh Taurani.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

Another Shah Rukh picture, from back in the day. Here the supserstar is seen posing with his water gun.

Tabu and Aadesh Srivastava

Tabu and Aadesh Srivastava

The reclusive Tabu, only to be seen at award ceremonies these days. But that too is a rarity. This picture of the actress during a Holi party is indeed special. Seen here, Tabu and music composer Aadesh Srivastava.




Rang Barse to Balam Pichkaari – The Best Holi Songs!

Our film industry has captured the various shades of Holi through a large number of songs over the years. And what’s a Holi party without evergreen Bollywood numbers to groove to? AISFM lists out some of these songs that have gained cult status due to their success in capturing the spirit of the festival.

Rang Barse


Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha

When you talk about Holi, the first song that comes to mind is this number. Picturized on Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha from the movie Silsila (1981), with music by Shiv Hari and lyrics by Javed Akhtar, this song is a must-have on every Holi playlist кредитная карта без годового обслуживания. What makes this song special is the fact that Amitabh Bachchan has sung it. So go ahead and watch Big B and Rekha shake a leg in a flirtatious way.

Holi Ke Din


Hema Malini

Picturized on Dharmender and Hema Malini from the cult film, Sholay (1975), Holi Ke Din is not only a fun number, but forms an important part in the film. This fun and frolic R.D. Burman composition is a Holi hit with vocals from Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar and lyrics by Anand Bakshi.

Aare Jaa Re Lat Nathkhat


A still from Aa Jaa…

A song with a classical touch, Aare Jaa Re Lat Nathkhat still remains one of the most memorable Holi songs of Indian cinema. From the film Navrang (1959), the song is sung by Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor. The magnificently shot sequence, still remains a classic.

Ang Se Ang Lagana


Juhi Chawla

The next song on our list is from the film Darr. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Shiv-Hari, Ang Se Ang Lagana is apt for the occasion. The song features Anupam Kher, Tanvi Azami, Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan. It will help you shed all inhibitions and dance like never before.

Aaj Na Chodenge Bas Humjoli


Asha Parekh

Another classic example of a great Holi song is Aaj Na Chodenge Bas Humjoli. Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar from the film, Kati Patang (1970), the song is not only nostalgic but as good as a Holi song can get.

Soni Soni Akhiyon Waali


A still from Soni Soni…

From the musical romance drama Mohabbatein (2000), this song though lengthy, is one that will put you right into the festive spirit. This fun song showcases the film’s main characters with their respective partners, and has a flirtatious vibe to it. Sung by a string of singers – Ishaan, Jaspinder Narula, Manohar Shetty, Pritha Mazumdar, Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Udbhav Ojha and Udit Narayan, the song will make you want to shake a leg.

Holi Khele Raghuveera

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Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan

Yet another Holi song sung by the inimitable Big B and picturised on him; Holi Khele… from the film Baghban (2003) turned into a major hit on release.  Featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini, the song is playfully romantic and a favourite with Holi revellers.

Lahu Munh Lag Gaya


Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh

Now this Holi song is pretty different from the rest of the numbers feature on our list. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s idea of fusing Holi with Garba turned out to be a major success all over the country. Picturized on Deepika Padukone and Ranvir Singh from the film Ram Leela (2014), this song is widely appreciated for its sensual and melodious take on Holi.

Do Me A Favor Let’s Play Holi


Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra

This Anu Malik Holi-themed song would by far be the funniest on the list. From the film Waqt, the song is picturised on Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra drenched in colours, dancing to the beats on the occasion of Holi. Played at almost every Holi party each year, this song just had to be on the list.

Balam Pichkaari


Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor

This new-age Holi number from the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani (2014) is a hit among the nation’s youth. This fun-filled groovy song is a must play, be it any party. Voiced by prolific singers Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade and picturized on nation’s heart-throbs Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor, this number will get you on your feet.



This Valentine’s Day, just push play


It’s Valentine’s Day and as much as you dislike all things mushy, your playlist should at least feature some songs that go with the theme of the day. You don’t have to go for the saccharine numbers; just push play on some contemporary and classic tunes.


Ed Sheeran

Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran: This song by the 23-year old singer/songwriter rose to the No 1 position on the iTunes Download Chart in February ’15. The song is a part of Ed’s second album ‘X‘ and was released as a single in October ’14 with a music video showcasing the singer’s new-found dancing skills. The chorus is what makes it so special, which is why it is a perfect song to tune into this Valentine’s Day.


Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor

Pareshaan, Shalmali Kholgade:A power-packed song from the film Ishaqzaade, Pareshaan propelled Shalmali to overnight stardom. The lyrics by Kausar Munir touch upon feelings of anxiety, impatience and longing; all emotions associated with ‘new love’. The song has a very young vibe to it which is why it was so popular among youngsters. Composed by the talented Amit Trivedi, this song is apt for youngsters venturing into the ‘abyss of love’.


Elvis Presley

Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley:  This melody, based on Plaisir d’amour (1784), a popular romance by Jean Paul Egide Martini (1741–1816) was featured in Elvis Presley’s 1961 film, Blue Hawaii. Over the years, this song has been re-recorded by many artistes, including British reggae group UB40, whose 1993 version topped the US and UK charts. This ballad is a classic and will make you swoon and soon after, you can’t help, falling in love with this tune.


Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan (DDLJ)

Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam, Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu: The list would not be complete without a Shah Rukh Khan number in it. This is the to-go song for anybody who wants to show their Valentine how special they are. Picturized on SRK and Kajol from the film, Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ), it defines the typical ‘Indian Romance’. Composed by Jatin Lalit, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi, there is something about this song that gives you goosebumps each time it is played.

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Christina Perri

A Thousand Years, Christina Perry:  During the summer of 2010, Christina Perri — a 23-year-old café waitress who’d been moonlighting as an unsigned songwriter — went from obscurity to the top of the Billboard charts in two short weeks. She is considered to be one of the best female songwriter/singer in the romance department. A Thousand Years featured in the romance-fiction movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Quite a hit with the teenagers who loved the Twilight series.

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Rakhee and Dharmendra

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Kishor Kumar: Possibly one of the greatest playback singers in the history of Indian cinema, Kishor Kumar has sung some soul stirring love songs. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, from the film Blackmail is one such evergreen song. What made the number even more beautiful was the way it was picturized – lyrics conveyed through letters. Definitely a must-have on your playlist.


Aamir Khan

Pehla Nasha, Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam: Everyone who loves Hindi film music and otherwise, have found themselves drawn to this song. Pehla Nasha, featured in Jo Jeeta Who Hi Sikandar, talks about all emotions experienced when someone falls in love for the first time. It is that kind of song that will give you butterflies in your tummy!


Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan (K3G)

Suraj Hua Maddham, Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik: Yet another beautiful song picturized on the Badshah of Romance – Shah Rukh Khan. Sung by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik for the Karan Johar film, Kabhi Khushi Labhi Gham (K3G) this song is romance in all its glitzy glory. And with Bollywood’s most romantic pair, SRK and Kajol, burning up the screen, this one leaves a lasting impression.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein, Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar:  One of the finest songs to have come out of the Bollywood music factory – Kabhi Kabhi from the film of the same name, is poetic magic at its best. Mukesh’s vocals, Khayyam’s composition and Sahir Ludhanivi’s lyrics elevates it to another level. And to top it off, Amitabh Bachchan recites the opening verses in his famous baritone. How can you not listen to it on loop?

Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra

Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra

Ishq Bulava, Sanam: Rarely does one come across a song so sublime in modern-day Bollywood. But Sanam’s Ishq Bulava from Hasee Toh Phasse captures modern-day romanticism, and delivers it with an old world charm.