Onam marks the return of a King Mahabali for which the whole state of Kerala is brimming with excitement for ten-day-long festivities. From Onakodi to Pokkalam and the Kaikottikali, these special events that are related to Onam are celebrated by one and all, even fascinating those who do not descent from Kerala. Therefore, check out the B-town and M-town celebrities who are as much enamored from this festival as you to portray their respect for cultural diversity. To showcase their Onam spirit, these celebs made use of any platform available to spread the contagious Onam cheer-
Hema Malini is a distinguished Bollywood actor who took to her twitter handle to wish everybody a happy Onam, the annual harvest festival in Kerala. Thus, this actress stayed true to her South Indian roots by publically sending her wishes to her followers and encouraging others to do the same.
This singer, songwriter, and composer was very vocal about his fascination for the Onasadya- the traditional vegetarian feast that is served on a banana leaf platter. Vishal wished all his Mallu friends a happy Onam and cheekily reminded them to share the Onam sadya with him.
Starring in almost 220 movies in thirteen languages, Jackie Shroff is a versatile actor who has made a name for himself not only in Bollywood but also in Tollywood and Mollywood. For the occasion of Onam, this 62-year-old actor conveyed his wishes on twitter with a picture and a caption that goes like- ‘Happy Onam! Happiness Always!’
Ranveer Brar, Amjad Ali Khan, and Rajeev Khandelwal
With the natural tragedy that struck Kerala and reduced God’s paradise to a drowned state, Onam celebrations also got side-swept by the flood. Therefore, celebrity chef Ranveer Brar, the famous Sarod player, Amjad Ali Khan, and actor Rajeev Khandelwal wished a speedy recovery for Kerala and prayed that chaos and mishap give way to some stability while wishing their friends and fan Onam wishes.
The internet sensation who was recently discovered also come forward to help the flood victims by donating a hefty sum of money as her Onam deed. Uploading a thank you letter from the Finance department for her kind gesture, the actor encouraged people to act in favor of Kerala and not succumb to mere flowery words this Onam, quoting “Acts speak louder than words.”
Actress Priyamani Raj also took to her twitter handle to wish everyone a happy Onam while reminding them of the seriousness of the situation in Kerala. The actresses tweeted a picture of a just above the water Kerala stat while encouraging everybody to share Onam blessings with the less fortunate ones.
Almost a celebrity in the realm of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar too sympathized with the grave situation in Kerala as he commended the people them for their resilience and encouraged them to fare against the odds. Also, this renowned cricketer prayed for God’s blessing over God’s own country.
Thus, Onam brings out a very humane side of these celebrities who didn’t waste time to raise awareness about this spectacular occasion but also inspired everyone to participate in this auspicious occasion by sending Onam gifts online to friends and family for a memorable time.
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