Amitabh Bachchan. In his latest blog Big B blasted at the director for showing India in poor light. He added that what Danny Boyle tried to portray was a Westerners perception about India and its people.
The superstar wrote "If Slumdog Millionaire projects India as Third World dirty under belly developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky under belly exists and thrives even in the most developed nations. Its just that the SM idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not."
"The commercial escapist world of Indian Cinema had vociferously battled for years, on the attention paid and the adulation given to the legendary Satyajit Ray at all the prestigious Film Festivals of the West, and not a word of appreciation for the entertaining mass oriented box office block busters that were being churned out from Mumbai. The argument. Ray portrayed reality. The other escapism, fantasy and incredulous posturing."
Big B might have had more reasons to fire on Danny Boyle and his movie. The movie portrayed a character similar to that of Big B in very poor light. Anil Kapoor played a egoistic host cracking pretty cheap jokes at the poor contestant in the quiz show. Amitabh on the other hand used to keep his conversations with the contestants dignified on Kaun Banega Crorepati.