Can you guess a birthday celebration without a cake? Well, it’s quite difficult to visualize because cake and birthday have become synonymous over the years. It would not be exaggerated to say that the culture of cake began ever since the British invaded India and instilled this tradition among Indians.
But still there are few Indian families who proudly celebrate birthday in the traditional Indian style minus cake! One such family in India who continues to keep alive the Indian style of birthday is the Bachchan family!
Abhishek Bachchan who turns a year older today would thus be celebrating his birthday in the typical Indian style.
So, readers would be wondering, what exactly is the Indian style of celebrating the birthday?
Amitabh Bachchan explains, “Birthday is actually a gift of an additional year bestowed upon us by the ‘Almighty’ hence according to Indian culture we celebrate the day by thanking ‘Almighty’ by performing pooja and distributing sweet among the near and dear ones.”
Readers would be surprised to know that even little Aaradhya, Big B’s granddaughter too celebrates her birthday with Khoya!!
The Bachchan family is following this tradition since Amitabh Bachchan's father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s days. On his birthday after the traditional pooja, Khoya an Indian sweet dish was distributed among family and relatives. The tradition continues and even today on birthday of every family member, instead of cake, it is Khoya that is feasted.
So now you know that Abhishek Bachchan too would be enjoying the day with the sweet Khoya!!
To make the birthday celebration fabulous wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has cancelled her shooting schedules for Sanjay Gupta’s action-thriller JAZBAA as the dutiful wife, will be busy arranging for the birthday bash for hubby dearest Abhishek Bachchan.