Bollywood celebrities often become the target of trolls who pass nasty comments under the shield of the internet. Along with its various benefits, social media has turned into a free passage for anonymous users to troll celebrities left, right and centre.
One such incident occurred when Amitabh Bachchan took to Instagram to share the latest ad campaign by the milk brand Amul featuring the actor. Amul came up with a celebratory post after Big B battled coronavirus safely and returned back home. The poster featuring the popular Amul girl and Bachchan read “AB beats C.”
Sharing the poster, Amitabh Bachchan wrote: “Thank you Amul for continuously thinking of me in your unique poster campaigns ... varshon se Amul ne sammanit kiya hai mujhe ek sadharan shakshiyat ko amulya banaa diya mujhe (For years, Amul has given me respect and made an ordinary person like me priceless).”
However, this did not go down well with one user who suggested that the actor might have taken money from Amul for the endorsement. The user commented in Hindi, “Kam se kam muft mein toh amulya nahin banen honge... tay rakam li hogi. Saal dar saal badhi hogi (In the process of making you invaluable, they must have given you a fair amount of money, which must have grown with each passing year).”
To which, Big B gave a classy reply as he hit back saying:
“Bahut badi galat faimi mein chal rahen hain aap, miyan. Jab sach na maloom ho toh aapne swachh mukh ko swachh rakhiye. Na toh main Amul ko endorse karta hoon aur na kabhi kiya hain. Teer chalaane se pehle soch samajh lena chahiye, nahin toh woh aap pe hi aakar geerenge, jaise ki abb hua hai. Teer ki jagah jo mahawraa iss vishaye par woh kisi aur padaarth ka varnan karta hai. Meri sabhya parvarish ne mujhe uss ka varnan karne se rokk diya (You have been living with an impression that is entirely wrong. It is always healthy to think before you speak and keep one’s thoughts clean. I do not endorse Amul and have never have done so in the past. Before you shoot an arrow, watch out that it might just land on you, like it has in this case. In fact, in place of an arrow, there is an idiom that comes to my mind which describes another thing, which, my civilised upbringing prevents me from using.)
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Last month, Bollywood’s Bachchan family got hit by the novel Coronavirus. Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aradhya had tested positive for COVID-19. Other members of the family also underwent tests and Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda, Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda tested Covid-19 negative but were under quarantine for two weeks. Big B’s staff also underwent tests for Coronavirus and 26 staff members that worked in close contact with the Bachchan family tested negative for the novel virus.
In a sign of relief, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with daughter Aradhya tested negative for Coronavirus, and the mother-daughter duo was discharged from the Nanavati Hospital and allowed to go home. On Sunday, Amitabh Bachchan too tested negative and was discharged.
However, Abhishek Bachchan continues to remain in the hospital.