Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it has now emerged that the Bachchan family has decided not to host the Diwali party this year.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, not just the Bachchans but Ekta Kapoor has also decided to cancel the Diwali party. The report said that the decision has been taken keeping in view the pandemic situation and the loss of greats such as Rishi Kapoor. Rishi was not only a close friend of Amitabh Bachchan but also family to them. Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Nanda is married to Rishi’s nephew Nikhil Nanda.
The family also lost Ritu Nanda, Nikhil’s mother and sister of Rishi, earlier this year to cancer. The year also saw the death of Irrfan Khan, leaving a void in the Hindi film industry, the report added.
For the uninitiated, the Bachchans were also diagnosed with Covid-19 in July. Amitabh, son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya and granddaughter Aaradhya were admitted to Nanavati Hospital as they underwent treatment for the virus.
Amitabh resumed shooting for Kaun Banega Crorepati after testing negative for the virus and undergoing the statutory quarantine period.