Amitabh Bachchan and the art of silence

‘Neither my name is Tanushree nor Nana Patkar. So, how can I answer your question?’ This is quintessential Amitabh Bachchan still playing it safe and refusing to stand up and be counted for anything, let alone his own. Perhaps we are more hopeful than he gives us a reason to be, after all, Mr. Bachchan is the same person who earlier this year said ‘Even discussing this issue feels disgusting, don’t bring up this issue. It is terrible to even talk about it’. He was referring to the rapes in Unnao and Kathua while ironically being the face of the government’s ‘Beti Padao, Beti bachao’ campaign. Despite such hypocrisy, we continue to see his name on hoardings.

Deflect or riposte, this is how he leads by example for the daughters of this country. As per him, uncomfortable issues should be either a fictional movie or remain within the four walls of

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