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Check Out How Hollywood Took On Diwali

Check Out How Hollywood Took On Diwali

Check Out How Hollywood Took On Diwali

This Diwali was the first time friends and families were able to gather in celebration since the pandemic took over the world – making it extra special. Also, with the increased cultural diversity in the media, it’s also the first time South Asians in Hollywood have had a community to share the celebration with. The Diwali events have been of epic proportions this year! Let’s take a look at all the events that went down!

Diwali With The Bidens And Harris’

As done every year, the White House kicked off Diwali celebrations with the lighting of diyas and candles. President Biden and his wife, Dr. Biden penned some kind words to start the Diwali celebrations.


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Not to be forgotten, Vice President Kamala Harris also shared some kind words to wish everyone a happy Diwali!


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Jay Sean Took On Times Square

Starting in New York City, British Asian music legend, Jay Sean took over Times Square at the Diwali in Times Square event. This was the largest gathering in Times Square aside from the New Year’s Eve celebrations. He rocked an amazing performance and was featured in a billboard ad right in the center of Times Square.


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Sean was so proud of the performance and feature, as he should be! Sean and his wife, Thara Natalie had the honor of lighting up the Empire State building in orange for Diwali as well.

Check Out How Hollywood Took On Diwali
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Live Tinted x Phenomenal’s Girl Boss Dinner

Live Tinted and Phenomenal are two extraordinary companies run by South Asian women. Deepica Mutyala, founder of Live Tinted, and Meena Harris, founder of Phenomenal joined forces to create an awesome Diwali collection. To celebrate the holiday and collaboration, screenwriter, producer, actress, writer, and comedian Mindy Kaling hosted the party! This epic girl boss event featured some of mainstream media’s most talented South Asian females at their Diwali dinner.

The party included actress, host, and comedians Lilly Singh and Liza Koshy, actress Priyanka Chopra and her manager the entrepreneurial Anjula Acharia, “Never Have I Ever” stars Poorna Jagannathan and Richa Moorjani. Actress and producer Melanie Chandra, writer and director Sujata Dey, Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief Radhika Jones, ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia Pujji, and actress and writer Punam Patel were also in attendance.

Check Out How Hollywood Took On Diwali
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The looks these ladies served absolutely killed the party. Hosts Kaling in her indigo Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga, Mutyala in her gold Live the Collective sari, and Harris in her Arias New York dress all looked ‘phenomenal.’ Check out all the action from the fantastic dinner!


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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas’ Epic Diwali Party

Priyanka Chopra-Jonas blew into the scene with all her desi girl sparkle and showed Hollywood how to party! Chopra-Jonas and her husband, Nick started the celebrations at home with the traditional puja. It is beautiful to see how lovingly Nick has accepted his wife’s Hindu traditions and actively takes part in them. The respect he shows her culture says a lot about not just their love, but also the quality of his character and upbringing. As if we needed another reason to love Nick, aka Bollywood’s favorite ‘jiju.’


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The Jonas’s then went on to throw a colorful party with all of their friends and family. The party had everyone from Kal Penn, Jay Shetty, and Lilly Singh to Chrissy Teigan and husband John Legend. Teigan actually flaunted her inner desi girl with not just one, but two different Papa Don’t Preach by Shubika saris at the event.

Chrissy Teigen at PC's Diwali Party
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This is Priyanka and Nick’s first Diwali in their first home together, a memorable night for sure. The couple looked stunning themselves with Nick in a Sabyasachi outfit and Priyanka wearing a Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga. Their friends came to slay at this party, just look at these gorgeous guests in their desi best!

Pilates With Tesher?

Singer Tesher found international fame with his hit ‘Jalebi Baby’ featuring Jason Derulo. The artist is changing the face of urban desi music, and this Diwali he’s taken on a new venture, fitness! Well, sort of. You can now tune into your Peloton workout with Aditi Shah that is set to a playlist curated by Tesher. The Diwali special is live on Peloton now!


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Lilly Singh’s Accurate Johnnie Walker Ad

Comedian, actress, and host Lilly Singh is the queen of representing her desi culture. It is no surprise she joined forces with every Desi uncle’s best friend, Johnnie Walker, to do a culturally appropriate ad that hits you in the feels. You can watch Singh, dressed to perfection in a maroon and gold outfit as she maneuvers the ins and outs of your typical desi family get-together.


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Lilly Singh’s Love & Light Diwali Party

Comedian, actress and host Lilly Singh also threw her own epic Diwali bash last weekend. She had an intimate get-together of Hollywood friends and South Asians in the industry where they jammed out to their favorite Punjabi jams all night. There was even a quick ‘Jalebi Baby’ performance by Tesher!


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Singh’s bash included stars like Priyanka Chopra-Jonas and Nick Jonas, Humble the Poet, Tesher, Deepica Mutyala, Payal Kadakia Pujji, Richa Moorjani, Mena Massoud, Kal Penn, Kunal Nayyar, Tyra Banks, Poorna Jagannathan, Brenda Song, Victoria Justice, and many more! For someone throwing her first Diwali party in Hollywood, Singh did amazing! The decor alone was spectacular and from the posts of party-goers dancing, it looks like this party was lit.

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