In his most
recent blog post, superstar Amitabh Bachchan says that he seeks freedom from
prominence. He talks about the Bofors scandal, Panama Papers case and the
recent "illegal construction" on his property.
In a long post, the Piku actor says that when there are accusations, "at times, I would prefer to correct the manner... At times it is prudent to remain quiet."
Starting off with talking about the issue of “illegal construction,” he says:
outrage among some on the media allegations recently against me on the issue of
‘illegal constructions’ , through notices served to me by the Municipal
Corporation the BMC ..
It is another matter that the mentioned ‘notices’ have yet to be seen or served to me .. but I guess in time it shall come .. media is always privileged to have information before it reaches concerned issues or persons .. they are the 4th Estate after all ; no mean achievement .. and they reproduce, they post, they are deliverers, the postman with the mail .. it could contain bad or good .. the postman is not to blame ..!!”
The superstar goes on to talk about the Bofors scandal. He writes:
“There were allegations against my family and me in the Bofors Scandal .. for years we were grilled, declared traitors, abused and humiliated by the hour for several years .. when it became unbearable, we moved Court in the United Kingdom - for the requirement of speedy Justice .. we moved against a UK paper and won ..
BUT surprisingly those that accused us for years, never did come to the Courts of Justice to verify or justify their allegation .. moving Court was an open invitation to them that sought our necks, to come to an invited open forum and claim their allegation .. !! None came .. !
Almost 25 years later .. one of the chief prosecutors of the Country that was involved in the matter, stated through a public platform that our names were asked to be planted in the scandal !! Planted ..???!!!!
When the media carried the news here in India, the press during one of its interactions with me asked me what I was going to do about it .. whether I would seek information on who did it, or seek retribution .. !!!
WHAT RETRIBUTION AND INFORMATION WILL I SEEK ..? WILL IT TAKE AWAY THE YEARS OF SUFFERING AND MENTAL TORTURE THAT WE WENT THROUGH .. !!?? WILL IT CURE .. WILL IT REST .. ??
NO IT WILL NOT .. so I told them, the media, I do not wish to make any comment on it .. the matter is over for me .. !”
Amitabh Bachchan goes on to talk about the leaked documents from the Panama Papers. He writes:
months I find my name appear again in the leaks of Panama, as produced by the
Indian Express .. the paper has asked for reactions, for responses, for
justification or not, for replies to their investigative queries ..
Two instant replies were given out by us .. of denial and misuse of name .. they were printed .. but the questions continued ..
Immediately after this, the System took over and since its revelation in the Express, has Summoned me .. at least 6 Summons have been served to us and continue to come .. EACH one of them have been diligently, dutifully and duly replied to .. personal appearances have been ordered, and we have made them at the varied different Agency Offices, both in Mumbai and in Delhi, both from Tax and Enforcement Departments and of their respective Intelligence Wings .. they seek more information each time and we provide them .. for some we seek time because the queries asked, refer to matters that are more than almost 25 years old .. it takes a while to dig out old files and to compile all that they want .. the fullest cooperation has been extended at all hours as dutiful citizens .. and even after, if there is any more query that needs to be addressed, we shall comply ..
It is the norm ..
Tomorrow there could be more .. and the process of our cooperation shall continue .. it is the norm .. it is the Law of the land .. it shall be abided by ..
Law does not entertain bias or favour .. it is stark and precise and offers judgement .. a judgement we respect and adhere to and obey .. it is our Constitutional obligation .. We are devoted and extend belief to it .. as must we all should ..”
Read Amitabh Bachchan’s full post here, http://srbachchan.tumblr.com/
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