A few days back, ‘Mumbai Mirror’ faced aggressive humiliation after misquoting Pullela Gopichand’s wife’s statement. Expectedly, they haven’t yet learnt their lesson. This time around, they took panga
with Big B. The Mumbai daily newspaper published a false story claiming that Amitji
refused to get a selfie clicked with his fan.
The headline read:
Stray Plea – A fan’s request to Amitabh Bachchan for a selfie at a studio in Mumbai did not yield any positive result.
In the above photo, we can see Amitabh Bachchan coming out from a shoot, while his fan waiting in the corner with a dog next to her. Is this scene enough to justify the above headline?
Firstly, what do they mean by a ‘Stray plea’? Are they referring to the stray dog standing beside the girl? Was the dog pleading for a selfie? Or a fan? To me, it looks like a perfect case of half-baked cake, trivializing journalism. Secondly, Did reporters at ‘Mumbai Mirror’ care to know what happened after Amitji
ignored his fan?
Big B, hearing false allegations, bombarded tweets on ‘Mumbai Mirror’ and justified his stand:
Actually, he did take a selfie just after changing his dress:
He also questioned their headline:
One of his fans told him that ‘Mumbai Mirror’ don’t deserve his attention:
To which he replied:
Well, he didn’t stop here, and called them:
Well, Twitterati was always on his side: