It’s no small feat, when an actor can invoke the masses to abscond from their daily work and pray for his health. Amitabh Bachchan, often labelled as a living legend, is unequivocally the biggest star of our nation. However, recently we stumbled upon the news that could somehow question the incredibility of Mr. Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan was all set to replace Aamir Khan as brand ambassador for the Incredible India campaign, along with Priyanka Chopra. However, his recent association with the Panama leaks might have put the decision on hold.
Leaked documents from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, named Mr. Bachchan as one of the 500 Indian entities who owned firms and accounts in offshore tax havens. Refuting these claims, Mr. Bachchan has denied any connection with the leaks and has asserted the misuse of his name, professing his innocence.
Disregarding the Panama leaks, have we as Indians forgotten the art of appreciation? Do we let biased speculations cloud our objective judgment?
Aren’t we too quick to judge an individual without waiting for a justification?
Recently, political leaders seem to enjoy the idea of wading individuals and branding them as ‘anti-national’ or considering them too controversial for a combined alliance. However, if people start wading leaders due to their involvement in a scam, I won’t be surprised if we suddenly face a dearth of politicians.
Clearly, the government has showed its reluctance to associate itself with controversial stars again. Political leaders have again demonstrated their judgmental attitude, as they are demanding him to be removed as Maharashtra’s ambassador for the ‘Save Tiger’ project and as an advisor for the development of BKC’s international Financial Centre.
Clarifying his stance, he has discredited the report of Indian Express of being owner of four different companies. Waiting for his name to be cleared, the tourism ministry is yet to come forth with a stand that explains the delay in signing Mr. Bachchan as the ambassador.
Let’s hope that Amitabh Bachchan is given a clean chit, and he doesn’t have to endure the remarks made by politicians, who with convenience forget their own list of black deeds.