Amitabh Bachchan and Pan Masala

Commenting on the post, a fan wrote in Hindi: “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)”

Responding to it, Amitabh 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.

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I get paid for it.

This is why it is a bad idea to put any actor on a pedestal and make him/her your idol. There is no amount of money that is enough.

We tell ourselves that I want to earn money because money gives me choice. I can say no to things that I don’t want to do. If I don’t want to promote a product I can say no because I have lot of money.

Mr. Bachchan is in the position to say no to any business deal that he doesn’t want to do. It is more hurtful to a fan who considers Mr. Bachchan as his ideal all his life to find out that he made this choice willingly and has no issue promoting a product that is ruining lakhs of families.

YaY Capitalism.