Amid a row over Amitabh Bachchan’s participation in second anniversary celebrations of NDA
government in Delhi on Saturday, the megastar today said he will be hosting a small segment regarding ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign during the programme.
“I am not hosting the event. I am hosting a small segment in program, on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’,” the superstar said in a statement today.
“I am attached to a campaign called ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’, that is the segment I am hosting. The actual show is hosted by Madhavan I am not hosting the show,” Bachchan added.
When asked how he deals with criticism, Bachchan said, “I think no person is perfect. Aur mein inn logo ka swagat karta hoon. I think everybody has the right to express themselves. Social media has given everyone the opportunity to have a voice to be heard not just by himself but millions of people. I think it is wonderful.”
The “Piku” star says he tries to tell people not to use abusive language.
“But those who abusive language I tell them there was no need to use this kind of language. If they improve, good, if not, then (I do) not listen to it. Ek maa kala tika lagati hai bache pe nazar utarne ke liye main inn sabko apna nazar batu samajhta hoon,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most of his ministerial colleague are expected to attend the event, ‘Zara Muskura Do’, at India Gate on Saturday, where Amitabh will also host a small segment of the programme, to mark the government’s second anniversary.