It was a quiet Diwali for the Bachchans this year. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya held an intimate Diwali Puja against the galore which takes place every year.
Amitabh Bachchan sported a pink kurta and white pajamas, on the other hand, Jaya Bachchan donned a pretty beige colored embroidery sari.
While Abhishek Bachchan wore a blue embroidery kurta, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a traditional wear. However, it was little Aaradhya who stole the show in a pink colored embroidery skirt and top with a shimmery dupatta.
It was earlier reported that the family will not be celebrating Diwali because of the passing of Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai in March 2017. As per rituals, the family of the deceased minimise their festive celebrations for a year. Hence, the Bachchans will not be celebrating Diwali this year and will instead stay back at home for a quiet affair with family.
Meanwhile, the entire family flew to Maldives for Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday and instead of keeping a big party for his industry’s friends, Big B kept his birthday celebrations to a minimum. Talking about his birthday celebrations, Big B revealed in a blog, “After 75 years, you run away from it all .. there is apprehension and embarrassment of celebration .. of what expression to be worn and where .. to what must there be celebration of gift .. and the list of guests to be in proper shades of etiquette .. the care and hospitality, the personal touch of host formality, the … Many objects and lists and meetings later .. it merely succumbs to the ultimate argument .. all this for getting a year closer to the final closure.” The actor added, “And today as I sit by myself in elated company of the near and the dear .. listen and read and get enveloped by the reams of praise and effects that my presence has supposedly created .. there is fear .. A fear of losing myself.”