It’s Holi, and the day is certainly making Kunal Kemmu extremely nostalgic. In times of the pandemic, the festival of colours has become a low-key affair and that reminds Kunal of the celebrations last year, as he misses it all.
He says, “Holi was the last outing we had in 2020 as post that lockdown was announced.” The actor has lovely memories associated with the festival, which was his favourite during his childhood. He shares, “As a kid I enjoyed playing with the water-filled balloons. I remember prepping up as soon as we woke up. We would fill the buckets with coloured water, make balloons, and throw at each other. I also enjoyed family get-togethers and playing games like aantakshari with them. Most of our festivals bring in a sense of community and togetherness and Holi is one of them.”
Kunal mentions that it was due to his daughter Inaaya Naumi that he got to revisit his childhood days. He elaborates, “I got reintroduced to Holi because of Inaaya. Otherwise, I had stopped playing it since a long time. Actually, when we visited her playgroup a couple of years ago, apart from the kids, even the parents played with colours amongst each other (laughs!). We even played with the pichkaris. We all enjoyed it so much. I am happy that because of Inaaya I am getting an opportunity to relive the festivals the way I used to rejoice them when I was a kid.”