Riteish Deshmukh featured in Star Pravah's video Thank God, Bappa, in which he explains how Bappa is great because he is not like us mortals. The Marathi song is unlike any other song for the festival but it sure has a poignant message
Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal said that the veteran star will not be able to attend the festival in Goa. "We are only too sorry that dad's health may not permit him to personally attend IFFI in Goa to share some of his work with you and another generation of film buffs"
Known for her roles in films like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Khubsoorat, Silsila, Utsav and Khoon Bhari Maang, Rekhaji also received the Padma Shri, India fourth highest civilian honour. She was last seen in a cameo in Shamitabh
"I have very fond memories of the festival right from childhood. This is one festival when the entire family comes together. This year Saabir sir has been very sweet and accommodating to let me come back to Mumbai for two-three days from our Kerala shoot," said Shraddha Kapoor
Ganesh Chaturthi festivities have begun across the country and luckily for us, social media is around to help spread the good wishes and cheer. Madhuri shared her excitement at the start of the festival, while the ever-witty Twinkle had a secular message to spread. Also, Raveena and Arpita are batting for eco-friendly utsav this year
Films by master directors like Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Vittorio De Sica are being screened at the ongoing Film Utsav, organised by Lalit Kala Akademi.
Veteran actor Jeetendra, known as the 'Jumping Jack of Bollywood', owes his dancing skills to the days he spent celebrating Ganesh Utsav as a kid.
Shweta Tiwari, who has been celebrating Ganesh Utsav since the last seven years, says thanks to the lord's blessings, she is now living her life happily.