Happy Holi 2017: Greetings from Emma Watson on Holi

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English actor Emma Watson has shared an exclusive video on youtube, in which the 27-year-old actor, who will be seen in the upcoming adaptation of popular animated film, Beauty and the Beast, wishes her fans in India on the occasion of Holi. “Namaste India, wishing you a very Happy Holi! And don’t forget to see Beauty and the Beast, this March in cinemas near you,” she says in the video.

The young actor and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador will be seen in the upcoming adaptation of popular animated film, Beauty and the Beast which is all set to be released worldwide on March 17, 2017. Emma Watson will be seen playing Belle in the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson in the video wished her fans in India on the auspicious occasion of Holi.

Holi is a special and very important festival. Holi is a festival of colours and is often depicted in movies and films. Holi signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter and a day to renew friendship, forgive and forget and forge new relationships and repair the broken ones. Holi is celebrated to commemorate the death of Hrinyakashipo the father of Prahlad at the hands of Narasimha, a Vishnu avatar. Prahlad was a Vishnu devotee, and thus he appeared in his Narasimha avatar to save Prahlad from the evil plots that his father Hrinyakashipu devised to kill him and to restore the faith in Dharma in Hindu beliefs.

Emma, who became famous for playing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise, will be playing the role of Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Belle is a princess who falls in love with her captor- The Beast. The film also stars Dan Stevens (Beast) and Luke Evans (Gaston), and will release in India on March 17.