Amitabh Bachchan’s Anger

Posted on: December 5, 2011

We all grew up admiring Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s Sholay, Mukkadar Ka Sikandar, Satte Pe Satta, Zanzeer, Chupke Chupke, Mahan, Kaliya, Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhag and so on and so forth. When he ruled the box office as an Angry Young Man, nobody thought he would grow old and his charisma would fade with age. There was an aura around his persona. His cult popularity made him the connoisseur of every eye. Here was a larger-than-life super star aka Angry Young Man who could do no wrong. The very name Amitabh Bachchan became synonymous with the word entertainment. This is the most remarkable achievement given the fact that he never used media to reach where he has reached. His charisma was such that he didn’t feel the need to have PR Agencies telling him what to do next during his hay days. The juggernaut of Amitabh Bachchan kept rolling till the Bofors scandal broke. The rest is a history well-chronicled, such as, his self-declared Sanyas from politics and subsequent come back into the film industry once he ruled with almost no rivals who could remotely pose any threat to his throne of super-stardom.

He was successful in making a comeback but that charisma had faded. The audiences didn’t reject their idol. At the same time, they didn’t bestow upon him the same love and adulation. The younger generation of actors were competing with him for the throne once he possessed with impunity. The emperor was old now. There was a desperate need to reinvent him. It was just a matter of time before the lenient charisma limped back to life again. The moment of glory came in the form of the game show titled Kaun Banega Crorepati.  And again the rest is history.

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is the darling of the masses. His fans from all age groups worship him. There is no doubt that in India there was never, there is never and there will never be a bigger Super Star than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. He is what he is. Nobody can even come near him let alone touch the heights he has scaled. But gone are the days when his die-hard fans thought he could do no wrong as he was a near perfect man. He is very much active on the various social networking sites. He regularly interacts with his fans through tweets. He keeps them up-to-date about both his work and family related progress.

There is nothing wrong in doing so. He knows that his fans and well-wishers out there may be interested in knowing about the latest goings-on in the Bachchan household. Before the media reports any important news related to his family, he wants to reach out to his fans with the news himself through twitter. One must appreciate this tactful handling of his fan base. But there is something that doesn’t make sense.

If he or his son tweets about something related to the Bachchan family, it is alright. But if the same thing or something else for that matter gets reported in the media about him or his family, he has problems. He goes hammer and tongue. Quite understandably the name Bachchan sells. Anything published about the first family of the Hindi Film Industry is bound to generate lots of public interest. At the same time people may view this news item with funny angles. The way a coin has two sides, the publicity too can be good or bad. Being one of the most popular figures of our country, why is Mr. Bachchan has this ‘my-blood-is-blood-and-your-blood-is-water’ world-view? If he claims to be as private as he is, why is he on the social networking sites in the first place? Isn’t it hypocrisy?

Now contrast this with another Super Star Aamir Khan.  The man is the ambassador of privacy if you can call him that. Everybody knows Aamir Khan surfaces only when his film is about to release. He doesn’t like too much publicity. He believes in limited exposure to keep his charisma alive. He doesn’t like to publicly talk about his private life at all. He has kept his family away from the media limelight. This was why when today the news of him becoming a father of his second wife Kiran Rao’s son arrived, many people were surprised. Very few people knew about this very private and equally delicate matter. He did a clever job of hiding this information from the media. Had he wanted, he could have declared the news on the very first day and watched all the hell breaking loose from a distance. But some men live up to their word, whereas some men never practice what they preach. We often come across the saying, “Emperor has no clothes”, and the meaning of this saying becomes clearer when we see Mr. Amitabh Bachchan in action on twitter.


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