Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had the most savage reply to a social media user, who was also identified as his ‘top fan’ on Facebook. The legendary actor was questioned about signing an endorsement deal for a pan masala brand, on Facebook when he 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," Amitabh Bachchan said, in Hindi.
The user’s comment on Amitbah Bachchan’s post read, "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)."
Amitabh Bachchan responded to the fan’s query and 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.”
Amitabh Bahchchan also asked his followers to curb their language and suggested that they refrain from using the word, 'tatpunjiya'.
“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," the senior actor added.
For the uninitiated, apart from Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh also endorses the same brand. On the other hand, Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan, also promote another brand of pan masala.
Work-wise, Amitbah Bachchan is currently hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. He was last seen in ‘Chehre’ and is set to entertain his fans with a long list of films lined up for release. The 78-year-old actor will be seen in the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Brahmastra’, Ajay Devgn’s ‘Mayday’ and Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’. The veteran actor has also signed up for a pivotal role in Prabhas’ next untitled film and has ‘The Intern’ remake with Deepika Padukone.
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