Why Was Diwali Defeaningly Quiet At Amitabh Bachchan’s House?
Mumbai: Bollywood’s big Diwali bash at the Bachchan household ‘Jalsa’ was missing this year due to the pandemic. The yearly bash is a ritual with the who’s who of tinsel town present.
Diwali was a quiet affair this year. Amitabh Bachchan gave a glimpse of the night at his home, Jalsa. Big B was earlier seen with wife Jaya Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai, son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Shweta Nanda and grandchildren Aaradhya Bachchan and Agastya Nanda as they visited their old home, Pratiksha, for Diwali puja.
The family was seen in their cars as they visited Pratiksha for the puja.
“The gaiety, the fun and frolic of the past .. the celebration of this festive day .. friends and well-wishers at Jalsa and the night of light and brightness .. in the diyas of hope and prosperity,” BigB wrote talking about the party which was not held this year.
Talking about the muted celebrations, the actor added, “It has been deafeningly silent for a Diwali night .. no or hardly any sound of fire crackers .. perhaps a GOI ruling against it , but even so an eerie silence about .. and a room full of family and each in his or her own world of the mobile .. what has the rapid communication done to us .. destroyed memory , remembering .. an answer to all on the net and a depletion of the mind and the brain to face upto the challenges, for public consumption and beyond.”
Talking about COVID-19 and the impact it has had on lives, he said, “So much has changed in these past two years .. destruction yes but invention too .. and the ingenuity of the human species ..much has been said and written about it .. a reprieve then .. ‘tis not so sweet now as it was before.”