New Delhi: Holi celebrations were muted in the Bachchan household given the COVID-19 precautions. On Monday, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog to express his opinion on how Holi lost most of its sheen this year given the surge in coronavirus cases, which forced people to stay at home. He also wrote that he spent the festival of colors sitting by himself ‘in silence’. Writing about how “nature has changed it all”, he wrote, “I miss it all and sit in silence by myself, the desire to do anything , nothing. No seeing the favourite web series, or film or read the pending scripts or listening the sound of the strains.. nothing. Its vacant, the mind the body the spirit the entire being. And it is sad.”
He added that his family was away from him on Holi. “The family is away, most of them, on location on work. Face time times the moments in some consolation , but is short lived.” Writing how he spent his day, he wrote, “You readjust the pages on the desk of work , you rekindle the ‘agarbatti’ the ‘dhoop’ , you walk about seeking that one work that had remained pending and find that there be millions of work remaining to be done but the heart does not move in that direction.”
Late Monday night, Amitabh’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took to her Instagram handle and shared pictures of her Holi celebrations with Aaradhya. She posted pictures of the Holika Dahan bonfire raging in their backyard. She wrote, “Happiness, peace, good health and lots of love always Happy Holi.
Earlier, Abhishek Bachchan shared a throwback picture from the Holi celebration and wrote, “A throwback to safer and more carefree times. Happy Holi everyone. Please celebrate this most beautiful festival, but from the safety of your homes. The number of Covid-19 cases are on the rise and we have to remain disciplined. Stay home, eat gujjias, take the blessings of your parents and take care of your family. #MyGirls.”