12 April, 2021

The Big Belittling

The Bachchans' big-banner ritualism is a travesty of Harivanshrai's legacy, say intellectuals

The Big Belittling
Mrinal Sen, filmmaker
"The ritualism of so many temple visits and marrying trees is ridiculous. It's shocking that a person of Amitabh Bachchan's stature should be indulging in this."

Kiran Nagarkar, Writer
"What do we make of his grand donations to temples? That he is covering his front and back, but God doesn't give any insurances."

Jehangir Sabavala, Artist
"It's not only the media's fault.... The Bachchans turned a private celebration into a production, and a rather tacky one."

Paritosh Sen, Artist
"Amitabh Bachchan has set a dangerous example by displaying superstitious beliefs. Because of who he is, the...

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