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Hindi filmdom's sibling revelry on Raksha Bandhan

Artistes share their thoughts and memories about their siblings.

Source: Parineeti Chopra Twitter

Mayur Lookhar

Film stars are often associated in the public mind with show and extravagance, but festivals do bring out their human side. Raksha Bandhan is an important Hindu festival that is also celebrated by non-Hindus as it has more to do with the sacred brother-sister bond and with family than with religion.

Like the public, artistes, too, are fond of celebrating this festival, which offers an occasion to share memories. Here is what some artistes came up with on Raksha Bandhan:

Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Nanda

Abhishek Bachchan posted a childhood picture of Shweta and him. Now we know why we call him the junior Bachchan.

Parineeti and Sahaj, Shivang Chopra

Parineeti Chopra shared a picture with her brothers, Sahaj and Shivang. She had a wonderful message for her brothers, but she also demanded her gifts.


Disha Patani

Not much known is about newbie Disha Patani, but as seen from this tweet, Patani’s younger brother looks like he is still in school.

Shraddha and Siddhant Kapoor

Shakti Kapoor's offspring are perhaps the most talked about siblings at the moment as they are set to feature together, as siblings, in the upcoming film Haseena Parkar. There was no message on social media, but Siddhant heaped praise on his sister, calling her the apple of his eye.

“She is the apple of my eye," the actor told the DNA newspaper. "In fact, not just me, but everyone, including my father, mother and maasi Padmini Kolhapure, we are all proud of her success and the way she has achieved it with her determination and hard work."

Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem

Delhi-born siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem are a pillar of strength for each other. The two stay together in Mumbai. “He is awfully vain — even as a kid he would style his hair before bed in case he woke up late and didn’t have time to dress his hair before school. He can get away with murder, but I know he always has my back,” said Huma in an interview with Vogue magazine's India edition.

The sister and brother form a mutual admiration society. Saqib says his sister is transparent and intelligent, and loves accosting people about their nutrition charts which is why, he claims, she follows seven diets at a time.

Bipasha and Rocky Basu

The sultry actress considered herself lucky to be blessed with a brother like Rocky.