Actress Pooja Bhatt has slammed the Big B of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, for his comment on Kathua and Unnao rape cases. Bachchan is the brand ambassador for PM Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign that aims to save the girl child and educate them.
However, while attending a media conference with Rishi Kapoor for their upcoming movie, 102 Not Out, a journalist asked Bachchan about his stance on the two rape cases. Bachchan quickly replied that this feels disgusting. A news channel tweeted:
Even discussing this issue feels disgusting, don’t bring up this issue. It is terrible to even talk about it: Amitabh Bacchan on being asked about his views on rapes in the country as an ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ (ANI) pic.twitter.com/ongGXlZJtz
— NDTV (@ndtv) April 19, 2018
This statement has not gone well with actress Pooja Bhatt who is known for her bold and courageous stance on women empowerment and liberation. She tweeted:
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 20, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan had acted in the movie called ‘Pink’ which is based on the story of three girls who were molested by a man and how they won the case against the molester with the help of a retired lawyer, played by Amitabh Bachchan. Pooja Bhatt’s tweet has garnered immense reactions from people on Twitter who are posing the same question for Bachchan. Take a look at some of them:
@SrBachchan exactly! He was also the face of ‘Beti bachao’ slogan of this govt..if prominent personalities don’t speak up then nothin can change..!🙄
— Faheema (@Faheemasays) April 20, 2018
@SrBachchan is certainely the MegaStar in terms of HYPOCRISY.Advertisement— Inder (@AnushkaDevotee) April 20, 2018
Mr @SrBachchan cannot risk his chance of getting Padma Bhusan or Bharat Ratna, just for one silly rape, after all he is Shaadi Ka Sabse Bada Mahanayak” 😏🙄🤔🙄 Waise Gadho Ka Prachar ka koi offer hai toh sampark karein 🙏🏻👍🏻
— I Me Myself (@getnaushad) April 21, 2018
No, not at all, are you expecting spine from someone who cries like a kid on being second to SRK in twitter followers? This guy is just a power hungry and spineless fellow, who can be heroic on reel only.
— Adv. Faraz Ashraf (@wowkeel) April 21, 2018
let Pink sequal come, Big B ll again start fighting for women rights, so his Film can get right publicity.
— As-If (@Rahmandesu) April 21, 2018
Discussing the issue he might lose his job.
— Rizvan (@viznartalk) April 21, 2018
The investigations in Kathua and Unnao rape cases are on, and some arrests have been made by the respective state Police. Recently, an 8-month-old girl was raped and killed in Indore and the police have arrested a person who was allegedly involved in the crime.