Diwali this year was not only low-key in the film industry , but almost non-existent. Those film families known to have all-night Diwali parties in the film industry are Aamir Khan, the Bachchans, Sajid Nadiadwala, among others. Most of them decided to forego Diwali festivities this year. Below are messages from Lata Mangeshkar, the Bachchans and Shatrughan Sinha, about the minimal Diwali celebrations this year.
Says Shatrughan Sinha, “Diwali this year should be about prayers and gratitude. Gratitude that everyone from the family is healthy and prayers for those who have lost dear ones. I don’t think there are any Diwali parties this year in our film industry. Not even the famous Bachchan Diwali bash this year.” Says a member of the Bachchan family, “We’ve all recovered from Corona and there was never a question of a normal Diwali this year.”
Lata Mangeshkar has a heartwarming Diwali message for all Indians. “Light a diya or a candle in remembrance of those times when we took normal things for granted. And let’s all pray that Diwali next year would be normal again.”
Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor's Diwali spirit seems unaffected by the Coronavirus pandemic. She hosted a Diwali party at her residence where the entire elite of the television industry showed up. Stars like Mouni Roy, Karishma Tanna, Hina Khan, Karan Patel, Anita Hassanandani, Mohit Sehgal, Sanaya Irani, Rohit Reddy, Manish Malhotra, Mrunal Thakur, Urvashi Dholakia, Vikas Gupta, Harleen Sethi, Shabir Ahluwalia, his wife Kanchi Kaul and others marked their presence at Ekta's residence for Diwali bash.
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