Happiness, peace and 'modak' are on the minds of Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar as the Ganesh festival
began here Wednesday.
Actors, filmmakers and musicians from the tinsel town took to Twitter to share their wishes. Here's what they have to say:
Bipasha Basu: Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all. Ganapati Bappa morya.
Asha Bhosle: Mangal Murti Morya.
Madhuri Dixit: First time in India as a family for Ganapati. Will be visiting friends and family and enjoying modaks together!!
Karan Johar: Ganapati bappa morya. Here's wishing everyone all the love and festivities!
Madhur Bhandarkar: May this Ganesh Chaturthi bring health, wealth and happiness into everyone's life! Ganapati bappa morya.
Shekhar Kapur: Blessings of Ganeshji to everyone. The lord of new beginnings, of wisdom, wonder, compassion. To the lord of new
beginnings I pray that I look at every moment as new and full of potential for joy and compassion. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
Dia Mirza: Ganesha is the supreme consciousness that pervades all and brings order in this universe. Wish the people in loud
processions know this.
Lisa Ray: Ganapati bappa morya! May the remover of obstacles and lover of food bless all.
Vishal Dadlani: Ganesh would probably insist that his devotees love everyone, don't create grotesque noise levels, don't mess up the
Preity Zinta: Back from Siddhivinayak temple. Was wonderful to see all the smiling faces waiting patiently to bow their heads in front of
Kailash Kher: We are in UK. It is Ganesh Chaturthi. All believers in India and outside, 'Ganapati bappa moraya'. May there be
happiness, peace, love and humanity.
Tusshar Kapoor: Ganapati bappa moriya. Happy Ganeshotsav to everyone! Take in the modaks too!
Aadesh Shrivastava: May lord Ganesha fulfill your wishes on this Chaturthi. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to my friends and family.
Pooja Bhatt: On this auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, pray for wisdom and inner strength. For that is prosperity in the real sense!
Jackky Bhagnani: Ganapati bappaa moriya and wihing everyone happy ganesha. May all your dreams come true and have a super
rocking year ahead. God bless.
Shruti Haasan: Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!! Love, light faith and new beginings!
Kajol calls for eco-friendly Ganpati
Actress Kajol wants everyone to celebrate a clean and eco-friendly Ganesh festival, which kickstarted Wednesday.
"Please, all of you, go ahead celebrate an eco-friendly Ganpati and make sure that whatever happens, at the end of the day you are
there to clean up and to make sure that you don't litter the city more than you already have," the 38-year-old said here.
About her own celebration this Ganpati, Kajol said: "I think welcoming Ganpati begins from the heart and I feel god is around us 24
hours, 365 days of the year. I believe in that more than just keeping a special day for Ganpati."
The Ganpati festival is full of life in Mumbai, and several Bollywood celebrities celebrate it with fanfare.
Over the past week, over 300,000 big and small idols started arriving in the city from artists' studios in different parts of Mumbai and