It has only been a few days since the megastar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and his family members including Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan were tested positive for COVID 19 and already prayers are being offered for the Bachchan family across the nation. While some temples in MP had already begun praying for the megastar and his family members, his fan association in Kolkata, west Bengal also has now reportedly begun a ‘non-stop’ maha mrityunjaya yagna until Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya are safe and COVID 19 free.
As per a report from PTI, the prayers have been going on since Sunday morning, after Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan both were admitted to the Nanavati hospital due to COVID 19. The prayers were initially started at a temple dedicated by fans to the Bachchan family, called Shahenshah’ temple, but the venue had to change owing to the waterlogging. The report further quoted a fan saying that the prayers won’t stop till all of the family members are COVID 19 free. The fan further informed that they are following all COVID 19 norms laid down by the government and fans have not been allowed inside the Shahanshah temple and the non-stop yagna is also being attended only by a few members.
Sanjoy Patodia a member of the Amitabh Bachchan Fans Association said, “We will continue the yagna till all members of the Bachchan family recover, which we know is a matter of few days. 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.” The fan association even celebrates every year August 2nd as it was this day on which Big B got a new life post Coolie accident back in the days. This year too, they are not stepping back from planning to celebrate in a grand manner but with social distancing norms in place. Patodia further said, “Those who will not be allowed inside the temple can see the celebrations on the internet.” The fan association member also shared that Big B sent him a personal SMS to know of their well being when the city was facing the wrath of cyclone Amphan. He said, “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.”
Meanwhile, according to the latest update, both Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan are resting in the hospital and are stable. Aishwarya and Aaradhya are reportedly quarantining at home as they were found asymptomatic.Even while in hospital, Big B has been tweeting to his fans to keep them updated and last evening too, he expressed gratitude to all the people who have been praying for him and his family. Abhishek also as reported tweeted to his fans and informed them about Aishwarya, Aaradhya and his diagnosis and condition. Fans continue to pray for the family.