Aaradhya Bachchan’s first Diwali at ‘Jalsa’
The entire Bollywood clan turned up at ‘Jalsa’ on Nov. 13, 2012, as Aishwarya, Abhishek along with Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan threw a grand party to celebrate Aaradhya’s first Diwali.
On his Facebook page, Amitabh Bachchan wrote:
“Great Diwali with relatives and close friends … quieter and sound controlled, which worked magically ..played the ‘shugun’, gave bonuses to staff, firing up the firecrackers, intelligently ..
And then to receive guests, play the shagun ka cards and listen in to new and comforting music …”
Playing perfect hosts were Aishwarya Rai looking pretty in a deep pink anarkali with gold embroidery and Abhishek attired in a white and green striped silk kurta. Big B looked handsome as ever in a stunning red silk kurta with silver work.
Attending the party were Shahrukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, R Balki, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Tusshar Kapoor, Karan Johar and the stunning Deepika Pudukone, among other celebrities. Also spotted at the Diwali bash were Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Farhan Akhtar, Kirron Kher, Prachi Desai, Dino Morea, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Kapoor, Asin, Arjun Rampal, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Gauri Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Tabu, Raveena Tandon, Manish Malhotra, Kunal Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor and several others.
Since the next day was Children’s Day, mommy Aishwarya and dad Abhishek celebrated the day by donating to the unprivileged children.
Amitabh Bachchan shared on Facebook, “The joy of receiving is nothing compared to the joy of giving .On Deepawali to acknowledge the work of those that work for you, through bonus and gift is true value of the festival.
Abhishek and Aishwarya give presence to ‘Magic Bus’ today an organization that looks and assists into the lives of under privileged children, mostly from slum areas. They donate in the name of Aaradhya to look after 4 children, their needs and vocation and education.
Jaya and I contribute towards other such institutions which work towards such causes .. adopting children and assuring them the basics of life …”
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote in his blog: “I am now in a drunken stupor, unable to keep my senses and my eyes open … I am having to write and respond to those that shower love … I almost dropped over my laptop just now, as my slumber induced brain went dead for a while … this is not good at all …But attending to ShahRukh and Akshay and Deepika and Priety and a host of friends and guests for the celebration of divali, at times saps one of every inch of what the system demands ..nothing that seemed to be incoherent and rude, but just the whole timing of the matter ..”