It's that time of the year when usually Bollywood is tied up with its hustle bustle thanks to the festivities all around. Diwali is celebrated with much joy and amongst many things, Diwali parties are a big thing in Bollywood. Amongst many, the most happening Diwali party is hosted by the Bachchans. Each year A-Z of the Indian film industry is invited at the Bachchan house and everyone does mark their attendance. But this year The Bachchans have decided to do away with their annual Diwali party this year.
Reports state it’s because of the death of close friends and relatives. However, the truth is, all Diwali festivities all across the film industry this year would be subdued and restricted to the immediate family. Says Abhishek, “It’s true. We had a death in the family this year. My sister Shweta’s mother-in-law (Ritu Nanda) passed away. Besides, who hosts parties at a time like this? Civilization is going through the worst crisis ever. We all need to be as careful as possible. Observing the utmost social distance is the only option we have. And that too is not a guarantee against infection. Diwali parties and other social occasions are for now a distant dream,” says Abhishek Bachchan who is currently promoting two of his upcoming digital films Ludo and The Big Bull.
Abhishek has gone through the ordeal of Coronavirus and feels no safety. “There is no guarantee of immunity just because one has gone through it. It’s all so uncertain. One has to just push along hoping for the best.”
In July 2020, not only Abhishek but Amitabh Bachchan, wifey Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan too were diagnosed with COVID-19. Though Big B, Aishwarya and Aaradhya were discarded after 2 weeks, Abhishek stayed on in the hospital for almost a month till he finally tested negative.
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