Juhu Durga Puja 2012 by Mukherji family in Mumbai

The Mukherji family which is famous for celebrating the Durga puja in Balkanji Bari ground in Juhu has shifted their venue this time to the Tulip Star in Juhu. It is said to be bigger and better this time.

The iconic Belur Math has been recreated as the theme and elaborate celebrations have been planned. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and this has led to the choice of the theme at the venue.

This is famous for the participation of the Mukherji family which includes celebrities Rani Mukherji, Kajol and her sister Tanisha. Rani Mukherji is said to have personally checked the preparations and security at the venue. The new venue Tulip star is a bigger venue and gives the family the comfort and facility of adequate space for car parking.

The first day would have cultural programme being put up by some of the family members for which rehearsels have been going on at Bappi Lahiri’s house for some time. The second day will feature live performance by Hema malini while Pritam and Kailash Kher will perform on tht third and fourth day respectively.

Apart from the Mukherjis, other celebrities like Bappida, Ashutosh Gowarikar , Anurag Basu, Shaan, Dia Mirza, Bipasha Basu, Sharbani and Vaibhavi Merchant will attend the Puja. Deb Mukherji who is the Secretary of the Puja committee said “Space had become an issue with the old venue. We needed more breathing space as well as parking space. Rani and Kajol serve the people but when the crowd starts pushing, they get uncomfortable.”

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