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03-09-2009, 11:42 AM #1
Amitabh Bachchan to give HOLI A MISS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has announced he will refrain from Holi celebrations in remembrance of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims.
"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," Amitabh posted on his blog Saturday.
The actor further mentioned that his family has not been celebrating the festival of colours for the last several years due to the demise of his father and mother.
"It (Holi) was one festival that we enjoyed liberally. The gates of the house open to all and the celebrations lasting till late in the evening from the morning. We have not done that for several years. My Father's ill health, his passing away, my Mother's ill health and her passing have been respected always. A year of mourning has been the practiced procedure," wrote the actor.
"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," he added.