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Due to the pandemic, the Diwali celebrations are being cancelled keeping in mind the safety and concerns. While some are having a low-key celebration at home with family, some are reminiscing the throwback Diwali memories from their archive. The Bachchan family is known for the elitist parties they throw for their B-town friends and celebrating the festival of Diwali with a lot of fervour and happiness. However, this year, due to the pandemic and the demise of Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s mother-in-law, Ritu Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan’s dear friend, Rishi Kapoor, the family is in no mood for celebrations. (Also Read: Amrita Rao Reveals Her Newborn, Veer Will Celebrate His First Diwali Full Barjatya Style With Family)
In 2018 too, the Bachchan clan had opted for a quiet Diwali celebration at home due to the demise of Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s father-in-law. Amitabh Bachchan had shared some glimpses of the Diwali puja and low-key celebration at their residence with wife, Jaya Bachchan, son, Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. Big B had tweeted, “Shubham karoti kalyanam, aarogyam dhan sampadaa, shatru buddhi vinaashaya, deep jyoti namostutey. Diwali greetings of love and happiness.”
Ahead of Diwali, Amitabh Bachchan went down the memory lane and reminisced the Diwali celebrations when Shweta Bachchan was a kid. In the monochrome picture, while Big B looked dapper in a white kurta, Mrs Bachchan looked graceful as ever in a beautiful saree. The couple was all-smiles as lighting the phuljhadi with Shweta standing by their side, lost in her own thoughts. Big B tweeted, “Deepawali kia nek badhai aur shubhkaamnayein. Sukh, shanti, samridhi aur apaar sneh.”
Confirming that there will be no Diwali celebrations this year, Abhishek Bachchan had said in an interview with the SpotboyE, “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. 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.” (Also Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's 'Scratch Rangoli' Is A Major Inspiration For DIY Diwali Decor [Picture Inside])
In 2019, the Bachchans had hosted a grand Diwali bash at Jalsa which was attended by some renowned names from B-town. Giving a sneak peek of the décor at Jalsa, Big B had tweeted, “On this auspicious day and week of Deepawali... love and affection from our abode JALSA... and prayers for fulfilment, peace and prosperity.” A few days after Diwali, Mr Bachchan had treated his fans with some unseen pictures of the family including wife, Jaya Bachchan, son, Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, at their home, Jalsa. Sharing the pictures, wherein the Bachchan family could be seen lighting up the diyas, Amitabh Bachchan had written, "On the auspicious festive week our love and prayers to all... Iss shubh avsar par humari shubhkamnayein."
Another family picture of the Bachchans had gone viral on social media from the Diwali celebrations wherein we could see proud seniors, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan with their children, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Nikhil Nanda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, grandchildren, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan. Jaya ji, Shweta, Navya and Agastya had opted for Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla ensembles for the Diwali bash. While Aishwarya, Shweta and Aaradhya had twinned in red, Nikhil had opted for a black suit and the rest of the family had looked like a vision in white. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Repeats Her 19k Birthday Kaftan For A Family Diwali Get-Together, Looks Flawless)
Can’t wait for more pictures of the Bachchan clan from their low-key Diwali celebrations at home.
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