‘Painful to call India third world country’
Actor Amitabh Bachchan (above) feels its painful, when India is tagged as a third world country, and hopes that in future, it shall no longer be a developing, but a developed nation.
The 74-year-old actor has praised Indian scientists, on last Friday, who identified an unknown, large supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of the constellation Pisces and named it Saraswati. “The world built another universe...Much like yesterday a bunch of Indian space scientists discovered a galaxy, which they felt was billions and multiple times billions the size of our sun .... That is like unbelievable...and perhaps that is why gave a name which most suited it — Saraswati — the goddess of learning. No one had discovered this before,” he wrote on his blog, adding, “India...the developing nation... The third world nation? Painful to be titled thus... I believe that in time it shall no longer be developing but developed in its status and become the first world.” The Piku actor shared that once he was called a ‘third rate actor’ during one of his foreign visits. “The commented criticism, when my visit to a foreign land created a furore with the fans and the media... With following and praise and celebration... The veiled threat of my presence in the land decried and derided by one such...”