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Amitabh Bachchan: ‘Virtual world has prospered in the times of the pandemic’

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Cinema can disintegrate discrimination in society: AmitabhMumbai, Nov 5 (IANS): The virtual world has prospered in the time of Covid, observes Amitabh Bachchan.

Big B took to his official blog to express his thoughts on how “virtual” we have become during the ongoing pandemic. He also shared his views on virtual celebration of Karwa Chauth.

“The virtual world has prospered in the times of the pandemic .. even though the loved ones are far away and not in the proximity the moon is video Facetimed to them so they can break their fast and after the traditional pooja .. feed themselves .. come out of the fast , dressed in all the finery and traditional clothes .. dressed like a bride,” he wrote.

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“The country is filled with such emotion and culture .. traditions of thousands of years .. and the dedication to carry it through .. how were they designed .. how did they last for so many years .. what has been the devotion of its compliance .. and its lasting presence ever,” he continued.

“But in passing .. affection love and emojied hugs are the fresh and modern language of the times .. and in its convenience , never is it to be implied that the shape be a substitute .. a substitute is a substitute .. the actual factual is the real deal,” he added.

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Bachchan also defined Karwa Chauth in his blog: “The day of blessings .. to the prayer and wishes from the wives for their husbands .. Karva Chauth .. when they fast .. when they wait till the moon is sighted through a sieve .. a pooja ..the ‘sargi’ in the morning .. and their dedication and love for their loved ones.”

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