B'town welcomes monsoon in Mumbai

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) The first monsoon shower hit the city and Bollywood celebrities say the arrival of the monsoon means it is time to relish ginger tea, pakodas and fresh air.

The southwest monsoon hit the city Saturday night, a day before its scheduled arrival and cooled the city, allowing Mumbaikers to heave a sigh of relief.

It's raining in the city and celebrities expressed their joy on Twitter:

Madhuri Dixit: Happy Monsoon guys! Finally it's starting to rain in Mumbai!

Pooja Bhatt: A rain-washed Mumbai... trees sing, stray dogs huddle. Traffic snarls, umbrellas and hem-lines flutter. Gentle light, a spent sky, Sunday... Ah!Life!

Divya Dutt: N a very happy baarish wala Sunday! Happy relaxing, adrak chai and pakore! uffo! too much.

Manish Malhotra: Beautiful rains here in Mumbai this morning.

Kunal Kohli: Nothing better than waking up to a rainy Sunday. Garam Chai. Pakoras. Bhutta. Drive to Lonavala.

Ayushmann Khurrana: I somehow prefer sunny Sundays. Rain should be a Monday mandate. As it disrupts work and romanticizes the quintessential working day.