MUMBAI: The Bachchan family celebrated Diwali in a simple manner due to the death of Aishwarya Rai’s father.
An Indian entertainment website Pinkvilla reported that Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and niece Aaradhya organized Diwali Puja instead of hosting a galore of festivities.
Earlier, it was being reported the family of actors would not be celebrating Diwali due to the demise of Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai in March 2017.
The family of the deceased minimise their festive celebrations for a year.
They have left for Maldives to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday. However, the celebrations will be minimum.
Amitabh Bachchan – writing on a blog – stated, “After 75 years, you run away from it all .. there is apprehension and embarrassment of celebration .. of what expression to be worn and where .. to what must there be celebration of gift .. and the list of guests to be in proper shades of etiquette .. the care and hospitality, the personal touch of host formality, the … Many objects and lists and meetings later .. it merely succumbs to the ultimate argument .. all this for getting a year closer to the final closure.”
He added, “And today as I sit by myself in elated company of the near and the dear .. listen and read and get enveloped by the reams of praise and effects that my presence has supposedly created .. there is fear .. A fear of losing myself.”