As the country celebrates the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, Bollywood actresses Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Rashmika Mandanna, Pooja Hegde, Parineeti Chopra, and Saira Banu shared their heartfelt greetings to their fans for Dussehra.
Taking to Instagram Stories, Alia shared greeting with a picture of Lord Rama, and said: “Wishing you all a very happy Dussehra.”
Kareena shared a graphic of Lord Rama and wrote: “Happy Dusshera”, while her elder sister and actress Karisma Kapoor said: “Happy Dusshera”, along with a picture of a diya and bow and arrow.
Anushka posted a picture which shows the image of a temple, and a bow and arrow. She wrote: “Happy Dussehra.”
Katrina shared beautiful pictures of herself in a red embroidered saree, with a matching blouse. She opted for a nude makeup, green bindi and minimal jewellery. She captioned the pictures as: “Dussehra Mubarak.”
Rashmika wrote a note, saying: “On this special day, may you find the strength to face all adversities with a brave heart. Happy Dusshera.”
Pooja dropped a picture of Lord Rama and said: “Wish you all a very happy Dusshera.”
New bride, Parineeti wrote: “Happy Dussehra everyone. Wish you all good health, success, & prosperity.”
Veteran actress Saira Banu also ignited Dussehra spirit with a throwback post. With Dussehra, a festival marking the triumph of Lord Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, over the demon king Ravana, Saira found a poignant way to connect with the celebration. Many films have portrayed the event, and the tradition still goes on.
One such instance was during the 1974 film ‘Resham Ki Dori’. Taking to Instagram Stories shared her heartfelt reflections on the festival’s significance, intertwined with her own experiences.
She shared a special snippet from ‘Resham Ki Dori’, starring her and Dharmendra in pivotal roles. She wrote: “As we celebrate Dussehra, let us reflect on the message it carries: Victory of virtue and right over vice. I wish you all a very Happy Dussehra; may you receive the best that God has to offer.”
In the clip of the vintage film, netizens can see Saira portraying Anupama, lifting the bow to the effigy of Ravana on the eve of Dussehra. This symbolises the destruction of negative energy. The scene is followed by a resounding cheer all around, as Ravana is engulfed in flames.
Meanwhile, on the work front Alia was recently seen as Rani Chatterjee in romantic comedy drama ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, alongside Ranveer Singh.
Kareena next has ‘The Buckingham Murders’, and ‘The Crew’ in the pipeline. Katrina has ‘Tiger 3’ and ‘Merry Christmas’ in her kitty.
Anushka has ‘Chakda Xpress’, while Rashmika has ‘Animal’, ‘Rainbow’, and ‘Pushpa 2: The Rule’ in the pipeline.