- September 10, 2021
Bigg Boss OTT: Raqesh Bapat makes a Ganesha idol in BB house; mother makes one back home
In a first, a Ganesha idol has been installed inside a Bigg Boss house
Sculpting his own eco-friendly Ganesha idol at home is a tradition of sorts for Raqesh Bapat every Ganeshotsav. Even though, this year, he is inside the Bigg Boss house, the tradition hasn't been given a miss. He made a beautiful Bappa idol inside the house. In fact, this is the first time a Bappa idol has been installed in the house. Decked in the traditional attires, the housemates gave a warm welcome to Lord Ganesha.
Meanwhile, Raqesh's mother made a clay Ganesha idol at Pune home in actor's absence. "Like Raqesh, our mother is also a wonderful artist. She made a tiny little Ganapati idol at home. She underwent knee replacement surgery three weeks ago. But she made sure that she makes the idol before that," said Raqesh's sister, Sheetal, adding, " I am really proud of Raqesh that he kept alive the tradition, which is very close to his heart. This is happening for the first time in a BB house."
The doting sister adds that they are really missing Raqesh. "We are really missing him today. He used to relish those divine ukadiche modaks that my mother makes for every Ganeshotsav. Usually the celebrations are huge in our household. But due to the global pandemic and Raqesh's absence, we are celebrating it in a simple manner. We will bid adieu to Bappa, tomorrow."