Kolkata, July 14
Fans of Amitabh Bachchan in Kolkata have organised “mahamritunjay yagna”, which they stated would proceed until the Bollywood famous person and his household recuperate from COVID-19.
The prayers, which have been happening around the clock since Sunday morning, have been initially deliberate on the “temple” devoted to Bachchan within the Bondel Gate space of town however needed to be shifted attributable to waterlogging, following incessant rains.
“We will continue the yagna till all members of the Bachchan family recover, which we know is a matter of few days,” stated Sanjoy Patodia of the Amitabh Bachchan Fans Association.
“We had initially planned the ‘yagna’ at the temple of the ‘Shahenshah’ (king of kings) of the Indian film industry, but due to the rains and waterlogging we are holding the rituals in my flat, located next to the temple,” he added.
Amitabh Bachchan (77) and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan (44), are present process therapy on the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai after testing constructive for COVID-19, which they revealed on Twitter on July 11.
Abhishek’s spouse, actor Aishwarya (46), and their eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya have been additionally discovered to be COVID-19 constructive the subsequent day however they’re “self-quarantining at home”.
A grand idol of the famous person graces the “temple”, which was inbuilt 2001. It additionally has a set of outfits, sneakers and spectacles that Bachchan has utilized in totally different movies.
Gifted to the affiliation by the actor himself through the years, all of the objects are worshipped on a regular basis with no exception even in the course of the coronavirus outbreak. A specifically composed “Amitabh Chalisa” is recited by the followers together with ‘aarti’ of the idol.
“However, we have not been allowing visitors in the temple since the lockdown began. The ‘yagna’ is also being attended by a limited number of fans,” Patodia stated.
The affiliation celebrates August 2, the day Bachchan received a second lease of life after being grievously injured on the units of his movie ‘Coolie’ 37 years again, in an enormous method and has grand plans for this yr as nicely.
“We all consider August 2 as the second birthday of Bachchan sir. This year we have plans to celebrate the day in a grand manner following all social distancing norms. Those who will not be allowed inside the temple can see the celebrations on internet,” he stated.
Patodia stated he was touched when Bachchan despatched him an SMS inquiring about their wellbeing, following cyclone Amphan that lashed town.
“Bachchan sir and his family are aware of our love and respect. He, Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya-ji and Aishwarya-ji know us. He has also been asking us to be careful in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak,” he stated. PTI