Mumbai, Aug 29: As the whole country celebrates the brother-sister bond on Raksha Bandhan today, Bollywood biggies from Amitabh Bachchan to Priyanka Chopra shared their love and excitement for the festival on social media.
The 72-year-old megastar wished fans through his blog post.
"My wishes to all brothers and sisters on this auspicious occasion of 'raksha bandhan'... The day brothers pledge their protection to their sisters... A bond that is symbolised by the 'rakhi' that is worn on the wrist, that thread, that decorated thread, that shall remain eternally and through life bonded and respected..." he wrote.
Priyanka's love towards her brother is nothing new to the world. The actress posted series of tweets celebrating the festival. "Siblings are best friends that you can totally take for granted! Because they will always love you. Happy Rakhi to all. Take a moment. Celebrate your sibling," she tweeted.
Shraddha Kapoor, who shares a close bond with her actor brother Siddhant, wrote, "Blessed to tie Rakhi every year to my two precious brothers. Happy Raksha Bandhan brother @SiddhanthKapoor @priyanksharma."
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh wished casting director Shanoo Sharma a very Happy Rakhi, "The positive energy of the family... The only one, who is more bothered about others than herself my darlingisssttt sister Shanoo. May God bless you and may you shine forever. Happy Rakhi @shanoosharmarahihai," he wrote.
"Happy New Year" actor Sonu Sood also posted a throwback picture of himself with his sisters on the occasion. "Happy Raksha bhandhan!! My sisters... My world!!! Monika and Malvika @libransood," he tweeted.
"Where are all the boys today? Oh... Forgot its Rakhi day Happy Raksha Bandhan guys and girls... Make it count" tweeted Sonakshi Sinha. In response to her, comedian Kapil Sharma wrote, "Happy Rakhi @sonakshisinha."
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi missed celebrating the festival with her brother who is currently shooting in Aurangabad. "I am very sad to miss tying rakhi to my brother #Baba Azmi. He is shooting in Aurangabad and I am in Chennai. I am fully sentimental about rakhi. Miss him."
Actress-producer Dia Mirza said, "It is her love and friendship that will protect you. #HappyRakshaBandhan" Bipasha Basu wished filmmaker Soham Shah on the occassion, writing, "Happy Rakshabandhan. Lucky to have a brother like you @sohamssss ! Love you tons!" she wrote.