It’s in the news that Jaya Bachchan has apologised for what she had said to offend certain sentiments. Their leader is refusing to accept the apology.
Jaya Bachchan is originally a Bengali, their daughter in law Aishwarya Rai is from Karnataka, Amitabh Bachchan’s mother was Sikh. I doubt if they care about any language except from the point of box office. This dig at a certain politician (a continuation of their earlier spat) sounds more like a publicity stunt.
And if it is offensive, then how do we deal with it? By getting some more publicity!
A certain group is threatening that Bachchans’s movies will not be allowed to be shown in Maharashtra and they are blackening their posters. And our news channels are obligingly airing this.
I think all this might get the Bachchans some profitable sympathy from the Hindi belt for their forthcoming movie. Certain politician gets much needed free publicity for the forthcoming elections. A win win situation.
Another politician says Shah Rukh Khan has not done anything for Maharashtra.
Is it not enough to pay your taxes and be a good, law abiding citizen?
Well, then Shahrukh Khan has worked hard and made honest money, married a Hindu girl – who still worships Ganpati – their children actually pray to Ganpati Allah! I really respect this guy, he is my generation and thinks and acts like that generation…the generation before all this divisive politics had started.
Now all that is left to happen is that the anti Bachchan group starts supporting Shahrukh Khan! Then I will bore my family singing “This happens only in India!”
Edited to add on 11 Sept : Maybe I was wrong, maybe it is not just publicity, maybe it should be called FACSIM. Read what this blogger has to say.