Big B stays silent on Shah Rukh-Shiv Sena issue
Amitabh Bachchan afraid of being misquoted
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has chosen to remain tight-lipped over Indian Premier League (IPL) issue because he fears his statement could be misinterpreted.
"They (the media) ask all the same questions on the film ('Rann') and the media and the angst among them. And then the real reason they are their - 'What sir are your takes on this IPL and Pakistan and Balasaheb and Shah Rukh events?'," Amitabh posted on his blog on Jan 31 from his Pratkeesha residence in Mumbai.
Shiv Sena activists demonstrated in front of superstar Shah Rukh's Mumbai house in Bandra on Sunday to protest his comments favouring inclusion of Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). They dubbed him a traitor and have demanded that he apologise.
"These are sensitive issues and I must remain out of it. Who and which channel shall distort, amend, cut paste, slow motion, back ground music my comment, one does not know. And also one does not know what stance the channel shall take on it. So, it is best to not comment at all," he added.
Shah Rukh is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team.
Indo-Asian News Service