A fan asked Amitabh Bachchan the reason behind endorsing a pan masala ad. And the superstar’s response will probably put him in trouble.
Well, Big B interacted with a few fans through a post he shared on Friday. “FB 3062 – Ever since I bought a watch and worn it, time has been chasing me,” he said, in Hindi, on Facebook.
Commenting on the post, a fan wrote in Hindi: “Hello sir, I just one question for you. Why did you endorse a pan masala brand? Then what is the difference between you and these Tatpunjis (broke artists)”
To which Amitji said, “If some people are getting benefits from an industry, we should not think as to ‘why am I getting associated with it?’ If it is an industry, then we too should think of it as our industry. Now, you may think that I should not be doing it, but I get paid for it.
In our business, there are a number of people who are workers and in a way they too get work and some money. Besides, gentleman, please don’t use the word ‘tatpunjiya’. It doesn’t look good coming from you. It is also not fair on all the other workers in our industry.”
Meanwhile, the superstar is busy hosting the 13th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
He also has a list of movies in the making. He has Mayday, Jhund, Brahmastra, Goodbye and the Indian adaptation of The Intern with Deepika Padukone.