Cin­ema brings peo­ple to­gether, says Amitabh

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Cin­ema doesn’t dis­crim­i­nate and is in­stead a “great in­te­gra­tor of com­mu­ni­ties”, feels vet­eran ac­tor Amitabh Bachchan (right), who was guest of hon­our at the US In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tion in Mum­bai.

“To me, cin­ema has al­ways been a great in­te­gra­tor of com­mu­ni­ties. As I al­ways be­lieve that when we stand at the box of­fice to buy a ticket for a film, we never ask the caste, the creed, or the colour of the per­son sit­ting next to us, yet we en­joy the same film. We cry at the same emo­tion, we laugh at the same com­edy scene and we sing the same songs,” Big B said while ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence.

“I have never ever seen any kind of in­sti­tu­tion, re­gret­fully in to­day’s times, that can un­der prop­a­gate these princi- ples that cin­ema does, and I am very proud to be a very small mem­ber of this fra­ter­nity,” added the 72-year-old ac­tor, who has been en­ter­tain­ing au­di­ences with his movies for over four decades.

Mean­while, Bachchan was left dis­gusted by the in­sen­si­tiv­ity of peo­ple who were crowd­ing around him and tak­ing self­ies while he at­tended the cre­ma­tion of his friend. He said he is dis­ap­pointed as peo­ple “have no re­spect for the dead and no re­spect for the liv­ing” present there to pay homage.

“My dear friend passed away sud­denly ... was chat­ting and sud­denly gone! Fragility of life... Went for the cre­ma­tion to Delhi... at the cre­ma­tion, peo­ple tak­ing mo­bile pics and ‘self­ies’... DIS­GUST­ING ! They have no re­spect for the dead and no re­spect for the liv­ing that come to pay their re­spects for the dead (sic),” Big B shared on his blog.

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