I sat in silence by myself, it’s sad: Amitabh on Holi amid COVID-19
Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog on Monday to express regret about the quiet manner in which he celebrated Holi this year. He wrote that he spent the festival of colours sitting by himself ‘in silence’. “The streets are silent .. the drums and the singing of the celebrations remain muted .. nothing moves .. the festival is shrouded .. and the desolation among all…” the actor wrote.
Nature, he wrote, ‘has changed it all’, and is demanding ‘respect’. He wrote that he misses past celebrations, and that no amount of ‘watching web series’ or ‘reading pending scripts’ can relieve him of the ‘vacant’ feeling that he is experiencing. He wrote that most of his family is away on work, and that he connected with them over FaceTime.
Amitabh prayed for the situation to normalise, as ‘the numbers rise alarmingly .. the tales of the destitute fill the hearts with pain’. Amitabh and his son, Abhishek Bachchan, his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai, and his granddaughter Aaradhya, had all recovered from the coronavirus last year.
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