- Dhanush shared a tweet in Tamil
- 'Happy Sankranti, Pongal and Bohag Bihu,' said Sridevi
- 'Wish you a very happy and prosperous Pongal,' wrote Kajal
"May this day bring happiness, peace and prosperity in your lives," wrote Sridevi wrote on Twitter. Sridevi is the star of 2015 Tamil fantasy blockbuster Puli.
— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) January 14, 2017
Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Sankranti, Pongal & Bohag Bihu. May this day bring happiness, peace and prosperity in your lives.
Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwaryaa, who is married to Dhanush, shared a sneak peek of her homely celebrations, starring mother Latha and Rajinikanth:
"Wishing everyone a very happy Pongal," wrote Tamannaah.
Kajal Aggarwal wished fans and followers a "prosperous" sankranti:
Wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous Pongal / Sankranthi / Lohri pic.twitter.com/IZkGQkMTRo— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) January 14, 2017
"Happy Pongal," Dhanush wrote in Tamil:
இனிய பொங்கல் நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 14, 2017
What actor Riteish Deshmukh had to say:
Here's wishing everyone a very Happy Sankranti, Pongal & Bohag Bihu. मकर संक्रांतीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा...!— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 14, 2017
तिळगुळ घ्या गोड गोड बोला!! pic.twitter.com/hWGY3WSHRq
Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar addressed the harvest festival with each of their locally known names:
This is what Sridevi shared ahead of Pongal:
Meanwhile, the festive mood for Sankranti and Pongal was set by Shah Rukh Khan, merely days ahead of the festivals. Shah Rukh released a new song Udi Udi Jaye from Raees, which highlights the spirit of kite-flying as part of Makar Sankranti celebrations in North India.
Raees is set in Gujarat where the harvest festival is locally known as Uttaraayan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan as liquor baron Raees and Pakistani actress as his love interest. Udi Udi Jaye portrays the tradition of kite flying with colourful visuals and gradually proceeds into a garba dance session, starring Shah Rukh and Mahira. What makes Udi Udi Jaye special is that it marks Shah Rukh's debut garba performance onscreen.
Happy Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Bihur, folks!