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Happy Diwali 2016, from these Hollywood stars

Quantico‘s Priyanka Chopra, Silver Linings Playbook Anupam Kher and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Vin Diesel are among Hollywood’s famous faces celebrating the Hindu festival, Diwali.

Chopra, who celebrated in New York with castmates from her ABC drama, posted a video on Instagram Saturday.

“May all your dreams come true and may you be blessed with love, luck and light,” she wrote.

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a holiday in India, Malaysia and Singapore, among other places. It is a spiritual celebration commemorating the victory of light over darkness and hope over despair. The spectacular event is marked by lights, lanterns, candles and fireworks in communities around the world.

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Devotees offer prayers in front of the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar, in India’s northwestern state of Punjab. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

Vin Diesel, who stars in the upcoming film XXX The Return Of Xander Cage alongside Deepika Padukone, joined the Indian actress in a Happy Diwali video that doubled as movie promotion.

Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who made his Hollywood debut at the age of 70 in the The Great Gatsby, paid tribute to “soldiers that sacrifice their lives” in a message posted on Twitter.

Another mainstay in both Bollywood and Hollywood, Anupam Kher, also shared a message to celebrate the festivities. He’s best known for his roles in films like Bend it Like Beckham and Silver Linings Playbook.

It’s customary before Diwali night for people to clean and decorate their homes and offices. At night, people dress up, light candles around their homes and offer prayers to the goddess of fertility and prosperity, Lakshmi.

Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/indian-stars-diwali-2016-1.3828555?cmp=rss