Raksha Bandhan 2020: Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and others mark the occasion with throwback pics
Raksha Bandhan 2020: Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and others mark the occasion with throwback pics

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is observed to celebrate the special bond between brothers and sisters. Actress Priyanka Chopra, who's currently in the US with husband Nick Jonas, took to her Instagram to wish her 'incredible brood of brothers'.

To mark the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the 'Sky is Pink' actress on Monday penned down a sweet note and shared a stunning picture from her wedding. In the picture PeeCee is seen walking down the aisle in a red lehenga, with her brothers on either sides. Sharing the picture, she wrote, "Happy Raksha Bandhan to everyone celebrating and to my incredible brood of brothers. I’ve always loved this special festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. I feel so blessed to have these wonderful, sensitive, supportive men in my corner always. I miss you all so much. Sending lots of love and hugs and oh also...as part of tradition... waiting for my gifts".

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan penned down a sweet note on sibling bond and shared some pictures of his family members. The 77-year-old actor took to social media during the early hours of Monday and shared a collage of pictures of the siblings from three generations of his family.

The collage featured a childhood picture of the superstar with his sister, his children Abhishek Bachchan with Shweta Nanda, and his grandchildren Agstya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan.

"Happy Raksha Bandhan .. tomorrow be the festival of protection & security for the sister by the brother," he tweeted along with the collage.

"A pledge to be by her side, to hold her hand in times of trouble, to safeguard her from all evil to let her know that no matter what he shall ever be by her side," Bachchan added.

Kangana Ranaut who is currently staying with her family in her hometown Manali celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with her brother Akshat on Monday and penned down an emotional note for him.

The Queen actor's team took to social media to share a picture from Raksha Bandhan celebrations with her brother along with the note that she had written for him.

She outlined the entire journey of the sister-brother duo in the note and showered love over Akshat through the special note.

"Dear Aksht, When we were kids papa bought you plastic guns and cycles for me, I played with your guns and you rode my cycles, I love your sense of humor. There is never a dull moment with you, I know I have chosen my enemies beyond your reach but I notice your helplessness when they bully me," the 'Queen' actor wrote.

"I see that silent tear fall when they character assassin me, when I challenge the system parents may scold me and create a lot of noise but I don't miss you silently stand behind them conflicted and still," she added.

She ended the note by stating the things that she appreciates and hates about her brother.

"I appreciate when you read all the comments under my trailers. I hate when you get anxious if my films don't open well, above everything what I appreciate the most is you never show me how much you care ... I love you and I am so fortunate to have a brother like you, Kangana," she wrote.

Actor-dancer Malaika Arora marked Raksha Bandhan by thanking her actor sister Amrita Arora for playing multiple roles in her life including that of a brother.

The 'Chhaiya Chhaiya' star took to Instagram to share a stunning picture of herself with her sister and complimented it with a long emotional note on sisterhood.

She began the note by defining her bond with Amrita with the classic line "tum hi ho bandhu, sakha tum hi" and then went on to express her feelings for her "baby sister." "'Tum hi ho bandhu, sakha tum hi'. It's not just a prayer, it's not just a song...it's what defines our boundless relation. You are not just my baby sister...u are my best friend when I need one, an elder sister when I feel like being a child again, a sounding board when I feel like venting and a brother so I never miss having one," she wrote.

"We are everything to each other and words fall short to describe our eternal bond. Happy Rakshabandhan to you! Here's to the multiple roles you play in my life...a sister, a brother, a friend, and many more," she added The 46-year-old actor then went on to explain the bond of sisterhood that the two star sisters enjoy as she wrote, "Whether it's the sisterhood of undying support or bro code to protect eachother fiercely...we have it all." She ended the note by thanking Amrita for playing multiple roles in her life including that of a sister, a brother, a friend, and many more.

"The best of both worlds in one package, that's how I'd like to describe you. It can be the entire world against us and I'll still be confident of winning with you by my side," Malaika said.

"You are a sister who always has my back and a brother who'll protect me at any cost. This Rakshabandhan I'd like to thank you for playing multiple roles in my life- a sister, a brother, a friend and many more," she added.

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'Tum hi ho bandhu, sakha tum hi'. It's not just a prayer, it's not just a song...it's what defines our boundless relation. You are not just my baby sister...u are my best friend when I need one, an elder sister when I feel like being a child again, a sounding board when I feel like venting and a brother so I never miss having one. We are everything to eachother and words fall short to describe our eternal bond. Happy Rakshabandhan to you! Here's to the multiple roles you play in my life...a sister, a brother, a friend and many more. Whether it's the sisterhood of undying support or bro code to protect eachother fiercely...we have it all. The best of both worlds in one package, that's how I'd like to describe you. It can be the entire world against us and I'll still be confident of winning with you by my side. You are a sister who always has my back and a brother who'll protect me at any cost. This Rakshabandhan I'd like to thank you for playing multiple roles in my life- a sister, a brother, a friend and many more.

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Soha Ali Khan, Sunjay Dutt and Kiara Advani were among the other stars who shared pictures and videos to mark the special occasion.

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Today and this moment is sooo special for us all, as Viaan-Raj and Samisha celebrate their first Rakhshabandhan .🌈🧿 They say, ‘our siblings are our first best friends’, right here is the beginning of a ‘forever’ kinda friendship❤️😍🧿 Viaan-Raj has always wanted and prayed for a lil sister - and his dream and ours has come true,making today extra special. I’m glad that they will always have each other to fall back on... someone to love unconditionally, talk to , crib about, yet be fiercely protective 🧿✨😍😂 Tell your sibling today, how much you love them; and if they’re around you, don’t forget to give them a tight hug! 🤗 Happy Raksha Bandhan to my instafam❤️🌈🤝🙌🏼 . . . . . #HappyRakshaBandhan #Siblings #family #famjam #happiness #meandmine #blessed #gratitude

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