Abhishek Bachchan with Mukesh and Nita Ambani at his family’s Diwali bash last year.

Abhishek Bachchan says there’ll be no Diwali party due to death in family, corona concerns: ‘Who hosts parties at a time like this?’

The Bachchan family won’t throw their annual Diwali occasion this 12 months. Death within the household and coronavirus considerations have been the deciding elements, actor Abhishek Bachchan mentioned in a current interview.

It could also be recalled the annual Diwali occasion on the Bachchans is a signature occasion within the movie trade. Who’s who of the trade makes it to the occasion. Over the years, the Bachchans have been ever so gracious hosts, with daughter-in-law Aishwarya filling in and extra lately, daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda making common appearances from Delhi.

Speaking to Spotboye, Abhishek talked about that the choice to not host a celebration got here after the dying of late Ritu Nanda, mother-in-law of his sister Shweta, who handed away in January this 12 months. This plus the specter of coronavirus has led to the decision. He advised the publication, “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.”

He additionally spoke about simply because one had been contaminated with the virus and emerged victorious, one was not proof against it. He mentioned: “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.”


In July this 12 months 4 members of the Bachchan household examined positive to coronavirus – Amitabh, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her daughter Aaradhya and Abhishek – had been all admitted in Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital. Aishwarya and her daughter had been the primary to get cured and depart whereas Abhishek was the final to get well. At the time of the discharge of his father from hospital, he had written how his co-morbidities had made it more durable for him to get well.

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Finally on the time of his personal discharge, he had written: “I TOLD YOU!!! Discharge plan: YES!! This afternoon I tested Covid-19 NEGATIVE. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes. I’m so happy to be able to go home. #believe My eternal gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at Nanavati Hospital for taking such good care of me and my family and helping us beat Covid-19. We couldn’t have done it without them.”

Abhishek, who was final seen within the internet sequence Breathe: Into the Shadows, shall be seen subsequent in Harshad Mehta biopic, The Big Bull and Anurag Basu’s Ludo.

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