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Are you also one of those people like the rest of the world who're heaving a big sigh of relief that this '365 days of a nightmare' that the year 2020 was, is finally waving us goodbye? Strange, isn't it? So much unbelievable, unexpected things have happened this year, that it almost doesn't even feel real! Remember how the year had started with the world almost going on the brink of World War 3 and then natural calamities had hit various parts of the world. And just when we had thought that maybe the worse had passed and now happy, good times are awaiting us; we had gotten slapped with the biggest global pandemic which had shut the entire world. Masks and sanitisers had become as necessary as bread and butter and we were locked in our homes for the major part of the year.
It's kind of sad how the year 2020 was supposed to be the year of achievements as the 90s kids were supposed to 'adult', get jobs, get settled in life and much more. It was end to the 20th-century era. We have lost a lot of people whom we had looked up to and admired. It's true that the irreparable damage that the year did to our life, and mental health, can not be reversed, but it's also true that the night is finally fading and a new, fresh, morning full of hopes and opportunities is waiting for us on the other side!
As we're bidding farewell to the worst possible year (in our memories), let's take a look at how our favourite Bollywood celebrities had welcomed the year 2020!
It had come as a pleasant surprise not only to us, but we assume to the lovely couples as well, as they had bumped into each other while celebrating New Year in Gstaad. Yes, we're talking about the much-talked-about new year party (which we wish we could have gatecrashed into!), when Kareena-Saif, Anushka-Virat and Varun-Natasha had bumped into each other in Gstaad. The cricketer-wife had given us a glimpse of the amazing new year party they had attended together, making us feel even poorer than we already do. Be it Anushka's sequined speckled gown or Kareena's snow-white inspired look, the gorgeous actresses had bowled us with their party looks!
The most talked-about, globally popular couple, desi girl, Priyanka Chopra and her videshi munda, Nick Jonas had ringed in a musical celebration for the new year 2020 in Florida. The doting wifey had joined her husband at his concert on stage in Florida with other Jonas brothers and J sisters, and their mesmerising pictures had looked straight out of a dream. Shining in a low cut, dark pink gown, with puffy sleeves, Priyanka had made heads turn when she had joined her husband, Nick on stage, holding champagne in her hands. Pictures of the adorable couple's first new year kiss on stage had made us want a fairy tale of our own.
The hottest mommy of Bollywood, Malaika Arora had chosen Goa's serene beaches to welcome the new year 2020. Malaika had jetted off to Goa for the holidays with her family and the love of her life, Arjun Kapoor and dropped some amazing pictures from her little vacay, which had made us relive our life-long old Goa plan, to be cancelled once again (crying inside!). Posting a cute picture with her bae, Arjun, wherein, Malaika could be seen giving a sweet peck on his is cheeks, she had written, "Sun, star, light, happiness, peace, tolerance.......2020."
Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan is known to host some of the most lavish, star-studded Bollywood parties and the new year 2020 was no different. In fact, it was even more special as it was grace by his kids, the paparazzi's favourite, Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan. The party was attended by family and close friends. While Aryan had looked dapper in a red hoodie, Suhana had dazzled in a black body-con dress with golden lining.
Bollywood's current favourite and most popular couple, who's wedding we all are eagerly awaiting, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt had ringed in the New Year 2020 at an undisclosed beach location. Joining them was Ranbir Kapoor's best friend, and Brahamastra's director, Ayan Mukerji. Alia had dropped some amazing pictures from her quite, romantic gateway from the beaches, and it had made our hearts go out for the lovely couple. Sharing an adorable picture with her bae, Ranbir Kapoor and his best friend, Ayan Mukerji, Alia had written, "Best boys (and good girl)" followed by sunshine and a heart emoji.
Bollywood's fittest mommy, Shilpa Shetty Kundra had flown down to London for a quiet family vacation to welcome the year 2020 and had sent good new year wishes to her fans. The actress shared a cosy family picture featuring her husband, Raj Kundra and their son, Viaan Raj Kundra, all clad in warm winter clothes, looking like fresh rays of sunshine. Alongside the picture, Shilpa wrote, "Happy new year to each one of you my Instafam, from family to yours. Have a cracking 2020, warm wishes from cold London. Wishing all your dreams manifest, you have love, great health, happiness and loads of success. Think positive, and ALL WILL manifest. With gratitude, SSK. #newyear #2020 #familyiseverything #goodhealth #priortise." We wish if only SSK's words had come true!
Let's just be honest; the year 2020 has taken away a lot from us. At the same time, it has given some amazing, newfound, capabilities in ourselves that we hadn't even known existed to fight any battle if we stand together. Let's remember the year 2020 for making us strong while bidding farewell. To a new morning, new hopes, new dreams and new us! Happy new year to all of you!