Nothing compares to ‘India of festivals’, says Amitabh Bachchan


It’s festive time and megastar Amitabh Bachchan believes there is no comparison to the “atmosphere in India of festivals”.

On his official blog, Bachchan shares, “It’s that time of the year. Time for blessings from the Mighty Ganesha… of the celebration and the emersion till the late hours of the night. The crowds by the roadway in front of the house crammed with devotees and their idols in colour and music and dance and screaming.”


He always relates “such times to the times when those that visit our country from beyond”.

The 72-year-old added, “What they would feel and think? Christmas, Easter, 4th of July… what? Nothing but nothing compares anywhere in the world to the atmosphere in India of festivals. Plural because any foreigner would think this land celebrates festivals every alternate day. In truth, it actually does.”

The star concluded by writing, “Despite all that we see and hear about us… the pain and the misery, the violence and the untoward, the world over… we here become immune. The world is involved in many aspects of its existence, but life is beautiful after all and needs celebration at every given moment. It’s not so bad after all.”

The Piku star believes one must celebrate festivals.