It’s time to bid goodbye to Mumbai’s favourite idol Ganpati again with all the pomp and grandeur. Bollywood stars and films have been paying their respects to Lord Ganesha too, through their films and songs. Filmmaker Karan Johar made a smart move by incorporating the festivities of Ganeshotsav in the promo of his upcoming film Agneepath. Check it out:

One look at the trailer and we’re already excited to see if the nail-biting climax with Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt is going to be centred around the festival of the elephant God.

Let’s take a look at some of the other popular songs for Ganpati bappa:

Salman Khan in Jalwa from ‘Wanted’

Salman Khan, an ardent Ganpati fan himself, is riding the wave of success with Bodyguard. Maybe he has Ganpati bappa’s jalwa to thank for that… Not only is this a catchy modern song appropriate for the current festivities, you even have Govinda and Prabhu Deva as the added bonus towards the end!

Shah Rukh Khan in Morya Re from ‘Don’

Another Khan dances his way to the glory of Ganpati. Shah Rukh Khan gets brownie points for his whacky street-dance on top of the truck and doing the lejhim dance in the sea in this cool song from Don.

Amitabh Bachchan in Ganpati Bappa Morya from ‘Agneepath’

Dressed in spotless and impeccable white, Amitabh Bachchan escorted his deity to meet the sea in this unforgettable song from the original Agneepath. While Mithun Chakraborty and Neelam cheerfully danced their way through the bustling crowds, the song ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ was the perfect precursor to the bloody battle that followed in the film.

Sanjay Dutt in Sindoor Lal Chadhayo from ‘Vaastav’

What is it with gangster flicks and Ganesh Chaturthi? The climax of Sanjay Dutt’s Vaastav has a hypnotizing aarti, ‘Sindoor Lal Chadhayo’ as the police begin their clampdown on the underworld.

Deva Ho Deva Ganpati Deva from Hum Se Badhkar Kaun

This is one of the brighter songs for the festival. A portly but adorable Amjad Khan sings praises of the elephant-headed God in the Mithun Chakraborty starrer, Hum Se Badhkar Kaun.

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