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Why Bachchans won't have Diwali party

By SUBHASH K JHA
November 08, 2020 12:55 IST
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Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan at the Bachchans's Diwali party last year. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

IMAGE: Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan at the Bachchans's Diwali party last year. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar
 

The Bachchans have decided to do away with their annual Diwali party this year.

All Diwali festivities all across the film industry this year will be subdued and restricted to the immediate family.

Says Abhishek, "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?" asks Abhishek Bachchan.

"Civilisation is going through the worst crisis ever," Abhishek adds. "We all need to be as careful as possible. Observing utmost social distance is the only option we have. And that too is no guarantee against infection."

"Diwali parties and other social occasions are for now a distant dream," says Abhishek who is currently promoting his coming films, Ludo and The Big Bull.

Abhishek has gone through the coronavirus ordeal and feels no safety. "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."

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