Amitabh Bachchan's comment on his blog that his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Bachchan (wife of Abhishek Bachchan) was down with flu was blown out of proportion by the media. Many leading media houses reported that Aishwarya was having swine flu. Now, Amitabh has hit back saying that the media reports were rubbish.
“That little mention of Aishwarya"s indisposition has created a media hurricane. Headlines screaming she has swine flu have appeared along with other national news. The paucity of sensationalist material has created a herd mentality towards interpreting that gentle whiff of air into a storm of immense proportions. Getting the news out first has precedence over research and authentication. No, she does not have swine flu. She has improved and is much better and ready to resume work by tomorrow or the day after. I would have kept her home for another week," wrote Amitabh on his blog.
Now, Amitabh has announced clear and loud that Aishwarya is not having swine flu!
One has to pay a huge price for name and fame. Being in the public eyes, celebrities have to watch their every step and spell the right word for the media always tries to create gossip and controversy out of them. The Bachchan family is the latest victim.