The famous annual Diwali party hosted by actor Amitabh Bachchan and family will not be taking place this year. According to Mumbai Mirror, media mogul Ekta Kapoor has also decided to follow suit.

The newspaper stated that the Bachchans and Kapoor decided against hosting the party keeping the pandemic in mind and also because of the loss of actor Rishi Kapoor. Kapoor was a close friend of Bachchan and was almost like family to him. Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Nanda is married to Rishi’s nephew Nikhil Nanda.

This year, the film industry also witnessed the death of another great, Irrfan Khan.

Bachchan and the current reigning Queen of the Hindi film industry, Deepika Padukone have been voted the most trusted celebrities in India, according to a report that was released earlier this week.

The report is titled ‘TIARA Research Report on Celebrities as Human Brands’ and was released by Indian Cricket team coach Ravi Shastri and Indian Institute of Human Brands (IIHB) chief mentor Sandeep Goyal.

With a score of 88, Bachchan pulled ahead as India’s most trusted celebrity while Akshay Kumar followed close behind with a score of 86.8. While Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were voted the most trusted celebrity couple, Padukone was at the top of the list of women celebrities in the industry with a score of 82.8.

MS Dhoni and Mithali Raj topped the lists of most trusted celebs in sports while comedian Kapil Sharma was listed as the most trusted celebrity on television with a score of 63.2.