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With the #Metoo move­ment rag­ing in In­dia, Bol­ly­wood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is the lat­est celebrity to lend his sup­port to the cause on his 76th birth­day. In the wake of a many B-town big­wigs be­ing ac­cused sex­ual ha­rasse­ment, Bachchan opined that no woman should ever feel un­com­fort­able in her work­place.

“No woman should ever be sub­jected to any kind of mis­be­haviour, or dis­or­derly con­duct; es­pe­cially at her work­place. Such acts should im­me­di­ately be brought to the no­tice of con­cerned au­thor­i­ties, and cor­rec­tive mea­sures be taken, ei­ther through fil­ing com­plaints or a re­course to law,” the ‘Sho­lay’ star wrote in an in­ter­view posted by him on his Twit­ter han­dle.

Se­nior Bachchan also called for the aware­ness at an ed­u­ca­tional level. “Dis­ci­pline and civic, so­cial and moral cur­ricu­lums, should be adopted at a very early ed­u­ca­tional level. Women chil­dren and the weaker sec­tions of our so­ci­ety are the most vul­ner­a­ble. They need to be un­der spe­cial pro­tec­tive care,” the post fur­ther read.

Laud­ing women for com­ing for­ward in ev­ery field of work, the veteran opined that they should be given the wel­come they de­serve.

“It has been most heart­en­ing to see women rep­re­sen­ta­tions in most work vo­ca­tions, on the in­crease in our coun­try. It would be an un­re­pairable blem­ish if we are not able to pro­vide them the wel­come they de­serve and the dig­nity of the se­cu­rity of their pres­ence,” wrote the star.

In the in­ter­view, Big B also spoke of his up­com­ing movie ‘Thugs of Hin­dostan’, his film ca­reer and the var­ied ex­pe­ri­ence of his life.


Amitabh says his daugh­ter Sh­weta Bachchan Nanda is a great help to him when it comes to choos­ing the right script to act in. Amitabh ad­dressed the me­dia at the launch of Sh­weta’s de­but novel “Par­adise Towers” here on Wed­nes­day. He said Sh­weta is opin­ion­ated and a lot of times they both dis­cuss about var­i­ous is­sues across the world. “She re­ally is the best ac­tor in the fam­ily. She is also very per­cep­tive about ob­ser­va­tions and I do rely on her many a times as just a rest of the fam­ily on many in­ci­dents that may hap­pen within the city, home, coun­try and world. She has an opin­ion. Many times, we dis­cuss the out­come of a film that I may have done or a film that she may have seen. I have to say that she is al­ways been right.

“When she says the film is go­ing to do well, it does well and when she says it’s not go­ing to do well, it doesn’t. So many times, I have be­gun to share some of my scripts with her. I am afraid, I couldn’t do that ear­lier and I want an ex­cuse for that but re­cently though she has been ex­tremely help­ful and very per­cep­tive in giv­ing me ideas and thoughts on what I was work­ing on,” Big B said.

He said he can only give her love and bless­ings, and thanked the au­di­ence for en­cour­ag­ing Sh­weta “to grow not just as my daugh­ter but as a woman and a lady”.


The ac­tor cel­e­brates his birth­day on Oc­to­ber 11.

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