'Ganpati Bappa Morya!': B-Town stars party with the planet in mind as they celebrate with eco-Ganesha

By Mail Today Reporter

A festive mood gripped the Bollywood brigade with several film stars taking a day off from work to celebrate Ganpati festival on Friday.

While most actors installed the Ganesha idol at their residence or studio, several others took to to Twitter to chant "Ganpati Bappa Morya".

Deepika Padukone surprised her fans when she made an appearance, on the sets of her upcoming film, dressed in a typical Maharashtrian style sari to extend her wishes on one of the most popular festivals of Mumbai.

Festive spirit: The cast of Happy New Year (above) posted a photo on Twitter to wish fans Ganesha utsav

Festive spirit: The cast of Happy New Year (above) posted a photo on Twitter to wish fans Ganesha utsav

In fact, the entire key cast of Happy New Year consisting of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani sent a joint message to their fans by posting a picture on Twitter.

Like every year, Salman Khan held a grand Ganesha puja at his residence, which was attended by his family members.

In the mood: Actress Rani Mukerji celebrates the festival at a South Mumbai pandal on Thursday

In the mood: Actress Rani Mukerji celebrates the festival at a South Mumbai pandal on Thursday

Salman is known to meticulously celebrate Ganesha utsav, a habit he claims to have picked up from his mother Salma, originally a Maharashtrian.

Basking in the success of Mardaani, Rani was seen offering prayers at a glittering pandal in South Mumbai.

Most celebrities have vouched to celebrate the festival this year with eco-Ganesha, owing to the increasing pollution in the city and the fear of polluting the sea.

Film-maker Prabhu Deva attended an ecofriendly celebration.

Meanwhile, veteran actress and Ranbir Kapoor's mother Neetu Singh recalled the grand Ganapati celebrations that were organised by her father-in-law and legendary film-maker Raj Kapoor.

The actress, however, settled for an eco-Ganesha this year as, she said, it was beneficial to control rising pollution.

Actress Shraddha Kapoor was joined by singer Asha Bhosale and Padmini Kolhapure her residence for celebrations with her family.

Actor Jeetendra, who religiously celebrates the festival, had a grand puja at his residence where he was joined by his children Tusshar and Ekta.

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