Followers of Amitabh Bachchan in Kolkata have organised “mahamritunjay yagna“, which they stated would proceed until the Bollywood celebrity and his household get better from COVID-19.
The prayers, which have been happening around the clock since Sunday morning, had been initially deliberate on the “temple” devoted to Bachchan within the Bondel Gate space of town however needed to be shifted on account of waterlogging, following incessant rains.
“We’ll proceed the yagna until all members of the Bachchan household get better, which we all know is a matter of few days,” stated Sanjoy Patodia of the Amitabh Bachchan Followers Affiliation.
“We had initially deliberate the “yagna” on the temple of the “Shahenshah” (king of kings) of the Indian movie trade, however because of the rains and waterlogging we’re holding the rituals in my flat, positioned subsequent 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 optimistic for COVID-19, which they revealed on Twitter on July 11.
Abhishek’s spouse, actor Aishwarya (46), and their eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya had been additionally discovered to be COVID- 19 optimistic the following day however they’re “self-quarantining at residence”.
A grand idol of the celebrity 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 throughout the coronavirus outbreak. A specifically composed “Amitabh Chalisa” is recited by the followers together with “aarti” of the idol.
“Nevertheless, we have now not been permitting guests within the temple because the lockdown started. The “yagna” can also be being attended by a restricted variety of followers,” Mr Patodia stated.
The affiliation celebrates August 2, the day Bachchan acquired a second lease of life after being grievously injured on the units of his movie “Coolie” 37 years again, in an enormous means and has grand plans for this 12 months as properly.
“All of us take into account August 2 because the second birthday of Bachchan sir. This 12 months we have now plans to rejoice the day in a grand method following all social distancing norms. Those that is not going to be allowed contained in the temple can see the celebrations on web,” he stated.
Mr 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 household are conscious of our love and respect. He, Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya-ji and Aishwarya-ji know us. He has additionally been asking us to watch out within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak,” he stated.