Pandemic takes the sheen away from Bollywood Diwali events, however actors stay up for celebrating… – Hindustan Occasions

The grand daawats, the enjoyable card events, the gathering of the who’s who of Bollywood dressed as much as the nines, a lot to the delight of the paparazzi are what lavish Diwali bashes are all about. Nevertheless, this yr, owing to the continuing pandemic, events have taken a backseat fully and plenty of stars have determine to cancel their lavish events altogether.

Ekta Kapoor and her household host a celebration yearly for associates and colleagues from the movie business however Tusshar Kapoor says the plans are very completely different this yr.

“My household hosts an enormous Diwali celebration yearly however this yr resulting from Covid and the unhappy demise of shut household good friend Rishi Kapoor ji, we received’t be having a Diwali celebration. We are going to after all spend time with one another. It’s going to be a somber Diwali, however not a black Diwali for certain. Will probably be a really completely satisfied Diwali however with a distinction,” shares the actor-producer.


The invites have additionally not been coming this yr in any respect, which signifies that it’s certainly going to be a quiet one for all.

“Sure the Diwali events will not be occurring this yr however I’m not complaining as a result of I feel that’s giving me time to simply keep indoors keep secure and spend the competition with my family members, my household,” shares actor Kriti Kharbanda.

Producer Anand Pandit’s Diwali celebration noticed attendance from Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vishal Bhardwaj, Satish Kaushik, Bipasha Basu, Richa Chadha, Kabir Khan, Abbas-Mastan, Rajkummar Rao, Karthik Aryan amongst others.

Speaking about his plans for this yr, he says, “Internet hosting a Diwali celebration is a practice I cherish very a lot and I personally stay up for it. However these are unprecedented instances. We face an unrelenting world pandemic and it appears impractical and irresponsible to host a celebration proper now. It might be insensitive too when so many individuals have misplaced their family members and likewise lots of our business luminaries have handed on this yr.”


A daily at many events throughout Diwali season for the previous few years, actor Athiya Shetty reveals that this yr it is going to be a lot quieter.

“Despite the fact that there received’t be any extravagant events and massive gatherings, it is going to be particular as a result of so many individuals will get to spend time with their households and shut ones. I positively really feel that it is going to be the identical for me, we all the time do a household dinner and I’m simply completely satisfied that I might get to spend time with my grandparents, that’s most essential for me,” she shares.

Even for Angad Bedi, not attending Bollywood Diwali events is just not a lot of a priority as he says, “It is a very completely different yr. It’s a very introspecting yr. Persons are going to be house and that’s due to the pandemic and all of us will spend time with our personal folks. This yr is ending we Are grateful that we’re respiratory, I simply really feel we should always rely our blessing.”

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