The Big B Amitabh Bachchan made a straight statement paying tribute to the Indian martyrs on the occasion of his 74th birthday addressing press conference that “This is not the time and I don’t think it is the right to put forward these questions. Who said what, where and how….. this is not the time.”
Ignoring the political call for banning the Pakistan actors in India concerning the Uri Attacks, Mr. Bachchan strongly refused to comment on the question raised by a journalist on the ban.
Besides, he stood by the Indian Army and said “The Nation is incensed we all know that. People of this country are very angry by the incidents that have been happening at the border. I think it is the time to show solidarity to our Jawans and our armed forces who are sacrificing their lives so that you and I can be safe here. That is what needs to be put in question. Nothing else.”
“ I have answered this question earlier that, I respect every artiste.” Responded to the question about how far it is fair to ban artists.
When questioned on the tweet made after the attack, if he would indeed by paying a musical tribute to the context to Uri attack brave heroes “ Someone praised the Hanuman Chalisa which I had recently sung, and I sh ould pay homage to Uri martyrs, I said I would like to do it but would need to have some inputs. But it was reported that indeed it is happening. ”
Initially, the issue on objecting the Pakistani artists and their ban was raised by the Raj Thackeray’s led Navnirman Sena after the attack. The Sena supporters had also warned that they would not allow the release of movies casting any Pakistani artists. Pakistani artists are slammed for not condemning the brutal attack, which resulted in leaving 18 soldiers dead and many injured since the attack happened in September.
This Bollywood Shahanshah has backed and supported the tweets and responses of other Bollywood stars who had earlier raised their voice on the Attacks. The majority of the Bollywood like Karan Johar, Salman Khan, and other stars supported the Pakistani artists and spoke in favour to them delinking them with terrorists saying “They come here on valid visas given by our government. There are no reasons on blaming them for the attack done by some terrorist groups. They are artistes, not terrorists.”
Birthday greetings are poured to the Megastar who was dubbed India’s first ‘angry young man’ Mr. Amitabh from all around. Many Artists and Politicians are among them.
Indian’s PM Narendra Modi greeted “[email protected] Bachchan, wishing you a very happy birthday. Your versatility & humility has many admirers. Praying for your long and healthy life.”