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Even though there are memes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements on Janta Curfew and 21-day lockdown, but it is really commendable how he has made the nation unite during the quarantine. One of the memes said that it feels like a Bigg Boss house as Modi ji comes and assigns tasks to the citizens, who are locked inside their houses. But jokes apart, it does make India stand united and showcase their energies and enthusiasm to fight the deadly Coronavirus outbreak. (Also Read: Saif Ali Khan's Mother, Sharmila Tagore Scared Him With Her Reply About Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic)
After the huge hit of the Janta Curfew when everyone came out in their balconies and appreciated the efforts of the critical service providers by clapping, clanging metal vessels, or ringing bells for five minutes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced another activity for the citizens. He had asked everyone to shut the lights of their home on April 5, 2020, at 9 pm for 9 minutes and light candles or diyas or flash mobile lights. And making this task too, a huge success, everyone did come out to ward off the darkness that surrounds the prolonged Coronavirus pandemic and welcomed a ray of brightness. The Bachchan family also weren’t far behind to stand in solidarity against the COVID-19 outbreak.
While Amitabh Bachchan flashed torchlight in the sky and his granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda captured the moment, Abhishek Bachchan along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan lighted diya in the temple at their home. Shweta Bachchan Nanda shared Big B’s photo and thanked her daughter, Navya for clicking the picture. Shweta captioned her post as “Papa (in lieu of Alexa) please switch on the moon xx.” When Navya commented on the picture with a heart emoji, her mother, Shweta replied, “@navyananda thank you for the pictures Nouv.” Aishwarya and Abhishek had twinned in white and their little one, Aaradhya too, complimented her parents in a white dress with black stripes on it.
To mark the Janta Curfew on March 22, 2020, the Bachchan clan including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan had stepped out on their terrace. To mark the solidarity of the unsung superheroes providing the essential services during the lockdown, the Bachchan clan along with their staff had ringed the bell and clapped as they all dressed in white. (Also Read: Sunny Leone Posts Video Of Kids, Nisha, Noah, And Asher Getting Self-Entertained During Lockdown)
In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, Amitabh Bachchan had pledged monthly ration to support 1,00,000 households of daily wage workers belonging to the All India Film Employees Confederation. A statement released by Sony Pictures Networks can be read as “Given the unprecedented nature of the situation we are in, an initiative undertaken by Mr Bachchan, We Are One has been supported by Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers, through which the monthly ration of 1,00,000 households across the country will be funded. Through a commercial tie-up with a leading chain of hypermarkets and grocery stores in India, digitally barcoded coupons have been distributed to a verified list of workers from the All India Film Employees Confederation. Furthermore, monetary help has also been extended to those in need.”
Sometime back, Amitabh Bachchan had posted a throwback picture of himself, dressed as a Superman for one of his son, Abhishek Bachchan’s birthday parties. Hoping to be a Superman in real life too, Big B’s tweet had stated, “A fancy dress birthday party for Abhishek in his very early years... dress theme 'SUPERMAN'... Kaash ki vaastav mein hum Sperman ban kar is sabhayankar mahamari Coronavirus ko sada ke liye nasht kar sakte!!”
Holi 2020 was an intimate celebration for the Bachchan clan. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had posted a picture with her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan from the Holika Dahan at their home. She had captioned it, "Happy Holi to all. Love and light." Amitabh Bachchan had posted unseen family pictures from Holika Dahan at their residences and a picture of him gorging on the yummy gujiya. Excerpts from Big B’s blog can be read as “On the auspicious occasion of the festive Holi... greetings and love... may there be happiness and the vibrancy of colours in our lives... this be my prayer to the Almighty... In the serene divinity of the brightest moon, the Holika is burnt the night before the day of the festive Holi... So in the lawn of Jalsa, and Prateeksha the Holika is burnt with traditional rituals performed about it... The family on hand... Abhishek is shooting for ‘Bob Biswas’ in Kolkata... Shweta is on her way back, she was travelling... and that is Tashu, Nitasha, Niky’s sister who is spending some days here with us...” (Also Read: Karan Johar Indulges In A Fun Banter With Kids, Yash And Roohi, Dadi, Hiroo Is Labelled A Spider)
Did you light diyas and candles to ward off the darkness that surrounds the prolonged Coronavirus pandemic and welcome a ray of brightness? Let us know!
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