Mumbai: With the stir over cancellation of Pakistani artist Ghulam Ali’s concert here marring India’s secular image, megastar Amitabh Bachchan opted for a cryptic way to send out a message that an artist belongs to no ‘caste or creed’ and is ‘universal’.
“I am Amitabh Bachchan…and I do not know my caste or creed…I am universal and find no reason to bring differentiation among us all,” Big B shared on his official blog.
The scrapping Ali’s concert in Mumbai after the Shiv Sena’s protest has faced flak from the society, with artists saying music knows no boundaries and the art form should be kept out of politics.
“‘Bachchan’ his non de plume or his revolution, did not signify any caste creed or side…it conveyed equality and a levelling among us all…and it shall remain ever after”.
The actor, who will be seen on the small screen with show “Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi”, said that surnames are used to define one’s nationality, which is not wise.