Celebrate this Karva Chauth, Bollywood style

One of the most beautiful festivals of the year is on its way, all set to add a loving touch on married couples. Yes, Karva Chauth is a festival when married women will be celebrating this occasion with their better halves by fasting for the whole day.

This festival is majorly followed in North India where married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and prolonged life of their husbands.

They break their fast after seeing the reflection of moon in a vessel filled with water and then looking at the moon through a sieve followed by looking at their husband through it. Then the husband breaks the wife’s fast by feeding her water and a morsel of sweet.

Speaking of maintaining traditional values, Bollywood has never been behind. This has added a glamorous touch making this day even more special. So to take you down memory lane, we look back at the most popular Karva Chauth songs and moments in Bollywood movies.

Hum Apke Hain Koun

This Sooraj Barjatya blockbuster which turned out to be an epic in the 90s, starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit gained applause for the romance created to suit family audience. It was this movie that gave birth to the trend of Karva Chauth in Bollywood.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

The adorable looks of Karan Johar movies make every scene look fabulous and stylized. Here, in the song Bole Chudiyaan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan, have added tremendous energy to make this song a Karva Chauth favourite.

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

As we all know, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan were a loving couple before their relationship hit rock bottom. In this Sanjay Leela Bhansali flick, Ash and Salman are seen romancing to a melodious soundtrack Chand Chhupa Badal Mein.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

The evergreen romantic movie, DDLJ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol won many hearts with their outstanding romance on screen. The scene of both fasting for each other unknowingly, and then Kajol pretending to faint so that she can have water form Shah Rukh is one of the most romantic moments delivered by Bollywood.

Ishq Vishk

This was a modern day movie twist starring Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapoor. A new age girl fasting for her love just seemed adorable to look at. It also gave a revised look to this traditional festivity.

Baghban

One of the most romantic movies which was critically acclaimed to be an outstanding film had legendary actors Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan. The film made the audience shed tears as they live their lives staying apart.

Baghban Picture credits: grabhouse.com
Baghban Picture credits: grabhouse.com

Zeher

Serial Kisser Emraan Hashmi and sizzling hot Shamita Shetty also rocked this tradition in their one time flick Zeher.

Zeher<br />Picture credits: www.lovielimes.com
Zeher
Picture credits: www.lovielimes.com

Baabul

When stars like Rani Mukherjee, Salman Khan, Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan come together, the movie’s got to be awesome. This scene has the entire family present to take part in the Karva Chauth activities.

Raja Hindustani

This movie has the gorgeous Karisma Kapoor fainting during Karva Chauth after seeing Aamir Khan. A couple struck with love and sacrifices which won many hearts and thus became a blockbuster.

Raja Hindustani
Raja Hindustani

Yess Boss

Here, we see the king of romance Shah Rukh Khan and his better half on screen, Juhi Chawla share some lovy dovy moments in this Karwa Chauth scene. Though they were not really married, Juhi fasts for SRK to make his mother happy in the film.

You see, Bollywood has created a far more influence in terms of modernizing traditions of a simple festival like Karva Chauth. To all our lovely ladies who are planning to keep a fast for their special someone, we wish you good health and a peaceful life together.

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