No Holi for Big B

Amitabh Bachchan at Sarkar Raaj press meet in JW Marriott Juhu on May 29th 2008(8).JPGMegastar Amitabh Bachchan has seemed to be a big fan of the festival Holi for a while now. He’s celebrated it almost every year with pomp and show. Even cinematically his ‘Rang Barse’ song from the 80s has grown to be an all time favourite for all fans over the years.

Jaya Bachchan with Amitabh Bachchan at The Launch of NDTV Lumiere_s The Orphanage in PVR Juhu on May 29th 2008(5).JPG But this year, he’s announced that he will refrain from Holi celebrations in remembrance of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims.

Amitabh has posted on his blog “Holi, the festival of colour and rejoicing, and music and dance, is around the corner. It was one festival that we enjoyed liberally… We have not done that for several years… this Holi will also be given the miss.”

He’s added, “That joyous spirit has been dampened by the atrocities that our city faced on 26/11. In its wake, somewhere inside us there is a reluctance to involve ourselves in any kind of exhibition.”

Noble thought, this one. Big B sure knows how to show his way!


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