The year 2020 has changed the course of all the festivals. The Mukherjee family’s legendary Durga Puja, which sees the presence of almost all the bollywood celebrities every year, is a close-knit family members-only affair this year due to the pandemic.
In an interview with BT, Rani says that it is different and a very low-key affair because as a community and society, we need to abide by the law, and if there is a rule for how all the pujas and festivities have to be done, it’s only for the safety of every individual. As it is a puja, we did not want to put a halt to it, so it is being done in a very low-key manner where only the main puja of Maa Durga is taking place, and anything else that happens around the puja, for instance, serving bhog, distribution of prasad and even the entertainment, which is an important cultural exchange program that happens during puja — all that has been cancelled. Looking at the pandemic situation, especially in Mumbai and Maharashtra, there will be only the puja of the Goddess.