Given that our favourite celeb crew loves to party, it should come as little surprise that the past week has played host to a series of grand Diwali shindigs, from Shah Rukh Khan’s big blowout at Mannat to Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s house party. And after all the party-hopping, it was time to go back to family, as A-listers took to Instagram to allow fans a peek into their homes on the auspicious eve of Diwali.
Mindful of the new regulations on the use of firecrackers, Bollywood’s best instead chose to spread the light and warmth in different ways. Alia Bhatt collaborated with a team of volunteers to feed over 500 dogs across seven cities, before winding up the night with Karan Johar and his fresh batch of ‘students’: Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, from the cast of Student of the Year 2. The proud daddy, himself, was spotted twinning with his toddler in coordinated Manish Malhotra kurtas. Elsewhere, celebrity It-couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma made for an elegant portrait in their traditional garb against the backdrop of their brightly-lit home in Mumbai.
The glamorous Bachchan clan chose to keep their celebrations family-only, and stepped outside after the Lakshmi puja to introduce young Aaradhya to the joy of sparklers. The proud mamas of the Kapoor clan, Kareena and Karisma, dolled up with their kids, with Taimur sporting a regal black kurta for the occasion. Bride-to-be Priyanka Chopra also spent some time off with her family in Mumbai before her nuptials, while Lisa Haydon ushered in some festive cheer against the glittering Hong Kong skyline. Second time parents, Mira and Shahid Kapoor snuggled up to make for a cosy picture on Instagram, and she was later spotted bonding with her brother-in-law and Bollywood debutante, Ishaan Khatter.
Scroll onwards to see how your favourite celebrities lit up the night with their families during Diwali 2018.
Diwali means so much to us all… New beginnings, love, family, laughter, prosperity, happiness, partying, and also peace!!! May all this and more light up our lives 🌞 And most importantly let’s make it a happy and safe Diwali not just for us but for the animals too… they are also god’s creatures ❤❤❤❤❤🤗😘 #HappyDiwali
Colourful night……. #diwali #happylife #family
जन्मों के साथी ✨
Yesterday the amazing @Motopaws volunteers joined us in saying yes to the pooch and no to the pataka. Together we were able to feed over 500 street dogs across 7 cities! This Diwali, let’s think about the animals and celebrate responsibly. Choose #PoochOverPataka
Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year!!✨🎉💫🌟💥 #likemotherlikedaughter#gotitfrommymama
Diwali brightness ever ..
Happy Diwali from us to you ….. wish u love,happiness n prosperity 🙏🙏♥♥#diwali2018#festiwaloflights
The students!!!! #soty ❤❤❤
With all the bachas I’ve seen grow up @ananyapanday @anshulakapoor@shraddhakapoor #shanayakapoor ♥😘
With my lovelies @theshilpashetty @jacquelinef143
A very Happy Diwali, spread the light, be the light! 🙏🏼✨🌝💖 with lots of love, cheer and happiness, Team #MotichoorChaknachoor #woodpeckermovies@viacom18motionpictures@nawazuddin._siddiqui@debamitra_hasan @iammeghvrat
Happy Diwali! Love and light all ❤✨
This Diwali, light a diya for love and peace ✨♥ #शुभदीपावाली
This is why we take so long to get ready… Happy Diwali guys #shotoniphonexr
Nice to you today 🤪
Farther and Son Twinning 💕 @karanjohar little Yash 💕fabulous in #manishmalhotralabel#manishmalhotramenswewr #Diwali#celebrations #blessings #family#karanjohar #styling @nikitajaisinghani@mmalhotraworld
हैपी दिवाली ❤🌟love and light to us all
Twinning with the namesake @aliaabhatt 💥👯♀️
Red Hot! Twinning in red with the one and only @karanjohar !! ♥️♥️ #aboutlastnight
may the Festival of Lights ignite us all! ✨✨ Happy Diwali! 👗 @simratmarwahatelier
Happy Diwali 💛✨
Only love 💕Happy Diwali!
Happy Diwali from NYC 🌟
♥and✨from my home to your’s… 📸 courtesy my mommy @avinashsethi.10 (rare breed of a photographer who smiles more than the subject) #BestDiwali #Blessed
A Diwali Kiss for all you lovelies ❤😘 Happy Diwali!!!! Muahhhhhhhhh
Putting on smiley faces ! No pouts this time 😂 @junochopra reveals all 😁
Happy Diwali. So good to be home to celebrate with my loved ones. I wish for the world to be bestowed with love, light and happiness. 💥✨
Happy happy Diwali folks.
When two is company and three would be one too many:) #happygirls #accidentallytwinning#diwalidoubledhamaka
Happy Diwali! May your world be filled with love and laughter #diwali2018