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There was a time when these months of the year used to be the time when the entire nation used to be in the festive mood and despite being physically present at the office, we all used to daydream about the Diwali parties and get-togethers we would attend. But all thanks to the life-threatening COVID-19 pandemic, most of the people are avoiding the traditional happy medium of celebrating the most beloved festival of India, Diwali this year. Instead, they will be using digital screens for meet and greet. (Recommended Read: Kajal Aggarwal Surprisingly Reveals Whether She Will Take Her Hubby, Gautam Kitchlu's Surname Or Not)
But if we are celebrating Diwali with our family behind closed doors this year, then also, we should thank the almighty because there are tons of families out there, who aren't celebrating this grand festival. One such family is the Bachchan clan, who aren't celebrating Diwali this year and Abhishek Bachchan has come forward and revealed the two major reasons behind it. Scroll down to know it all!
In an interview with SpotboyE, Abhishek Bachchan sadly revealed that there would be no Diwali celebrations for his whole family this year for two massive reasons. The first one is the demise of his sister, Shweta Bachchan Nanda's mother-in-law, Ritu Nanda back in January this year and second is the rapid increase in the cases of COVID-19 pandemic. Abhishek clearly stated, "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? Civilisation is going through the worst crisis ever." (Don't Miss: Namrata Shirodkar Shares Rare Photo Of Hubby Mahesh Babu & Son Gautam With Their Family's Third Boy)
The actor also advised his fans, industry-mates, and others to maintain all the guidelines and protocols in order to keep themselves free from the clutches of this life-threatening Coronavirus. Addressing the Diwali parties and social occasions, he stated, "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. 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."
For the uninitiated, Ritu Nanda's last rites had taken place at the Lodhi Road cremation ground in Delhi. After the cremation, her son, Nikhil Nanda and grandchildren, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda had taken her remains to immerse in Haridwar. Just like a doting mama, Abhishek Bachchan too had accompanied his niece and nephew and had stood by them as a pillar of strength in the most difficult time of their lives. When Navya had broken down into tears during her grandmother's last rites, it was her mama, Abhishek who had consoled her. Abhishek was with the Nanda family during the puja in Haridwar. Take a look: (Also Read: Nakuul Mehta And Jankee Parekh Announce Their First Pregnancy, Mom-To-be Flaunts Her Baby Bump)
Our thoughts are with the whole Bachchan family!
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