Bollywood Shahinshah Amitabh Bachchan has denied the allegations that he didn’t like Slumdog Millionaire because of a reasoning that the movie portrays India in a bad light. Fingers were raised when people read his blog post about the movie and it’s focus on India’s poverty.
“What a colossal joke this is all turning out to be! Without reading the text of my blog or the purpose behind mention of ‘SlumDog‘ an entire machinery of abuse has been directed towards me,” Mr Bachchan writes in his blog.
“Fact is – some one mentioned the film on my blog. Some expressed opinion for it, some against. And yes, they contained some strong assumptions. I merely put both of them up and invited debate,” he says.
The debate was started when he said that at the same time that he agrees that India is full of slums and poverty like other ‘Third World’ countries, even developed nations are not devoid of them and if some movie tries to sell this notion to the Westerners, it is sad.
Slumdog opens in India next week and is projected to be one of the big hits of the year as the India-based movie has already garnered all the top prizes offered at the international film festivals. It is also said to be the favourite for the Oscars.