Amitabh Bachchan who is worshipped by people all over the world has been accused by an activitist from pune and seeking action against Big B for promoting superstitions.
A social activist from Pune has accused megastar Amitabh Bachchan of promoting superstitious beliefs, and filed a complaint before a court seeking action against the Bollywood actor. Hemant Patil the activist, has demanded a police complaint against Bachchan and others under the stringent new Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifices and Other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013.
The immediate provocation for the complaint was Bachchan's portrayal of a ghost in a TV commercial for a children's health drink. Mumbai magistrate Sita Kulkarni has placed the matter for hearing April 18.
Bachchan earlier played a friendly ghost in Bollywood movie Bhootnath, whose sequel Bhootnath Returns is due for release soon.
"The advertisement promotes belief in the existence of ghosts and spirits and consequently the need for magic to ward them off. This is promoting false beliefs and promoting superstitions," Patil said. Earlier when he tried to file a compliant againstthe actor ina police station in Bandra, apparently they had refused. Consequently, he had to move the Court.
Patil also said the health drink company released the TV commercial without adding an appropriate disclaimer before or after the broadcast.
With Amitabh Bachchan's Bhoothnath Returns releasing very soon, will this court case affect the film and the kiddy fan followers?