One of the most lavish Diwali parties will be missing this year. The Bachchans have decided to forego their annual Diwali part this year. The death of Shweta Bachchan’s father-in-law earlier this year is the reason for the absence of Diwali fanfare at the Bachchans’ resident Jalsa in Mumbai. Says a source close to the Bachchan parivar, “The Diwali celebration in the Bachchan family is a highlight and the Bachchan family looks forward to hosting it . The gates are thrown wide open in the evening on Diwali day for all of the Bachchans’ friends from the film industry. Not this year, though. All festivities have been put on hold because of the bereavement in the family.”
Says a source from the family, “There will just be a small puja where Bachchan Saab will be joined by his wife, son and grand-daughter. That’s it.”
Interestingly the two most lavish Diwali parties in Bollywood are hosted by Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. Both the mega-stars will be seen together for the first time on screen in Thugs Of Hindostan which opens a day before Diwali. With the Big B opting out of the Diwali festivities the spotlight is now on Aamir’s celebrations this Diwali.
Over to you, Mr Khan.