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After Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan Speaks Up On Intolerance

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Shahrukh Khan, on his 50th birthday, had spoken out against the growing intolerance in the country and supported freedom of speech at a Twitter town hall programme with Rajdeep Sardesai.

Amitabh Bachchan, has now followed suit and spoken up against intolerance by saying that, "Indian cinema has always taught love, justice and social unity."

The actor, who just turned 73, gave an inaugural speech at the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival, and was quoted as saying, "The Indian cinema from its beginning has taught us the lessons of finding love, justice and social unity. And most importantly the banishment of communal prejudices and hatred."

The Shamitabh actor, went ahead and quoted a line from Jawaharlal Nehru's poems about unity, "Signifying Mother India's unconditional love for all children and are relevant in holding together India's diversity and the spirit of equality."

Amitabh Bachchan, expressed that he feels truly blessed to be born in India, and believes in cultural diversity that the country signifies. The actor, also praised Bengali cinema and was quoted as saying,

"Cinema with Bengali background have always put up pan India character based on our time-tested values, the source of our core strength as a society and our tolerance of diversities. That is essential for a common mosaic of various ethnic communities and sects."

Amitabh Bachchan's comment, came during a time when the country's award-winning writers, film-makers and great personalities are returning their awards back to the Government in protest, due to the growing intolerance around.

Shahrukh Khan, too had spoken out against growing tension in the country and said that "Intolerance religiously...not being secular in this country is the worst crime you can do as a patriot."

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Shahrukh Khan, had recently spoken up against intolerance in the country and supported freedom of speech at a Twitter town hall programme.

Amitabh Bachchan

After Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, followed suit and spoke out against growing intolerance in the country and says, "Indian cinema has always taught love, justice and social unity."

Speaking Out

The Baadshah of Bollywood, had spoken out against growing tension in the country and said that "Intolerance religiously...not being secular in this country is the worst crime you can do as a patriot."

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Amitabh Bachchan, who just turned 73, gave an inaugural speech at the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival and spoke out against intolerance.

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Shahrukh Khan had recently tweeted by calling himself and Kajol the "worst best dancer" in a humourous way, and the tweet drew the attention of Amitabh Bachchan as well.

Amitabh Bachchan Quoted

"The Indian cinema from its beginning has taught us the lessons of finding love, justice and social unity. And most importantly the banishment of communal prejudices and hatred." says Amitabh Bachchan.

Rabindranath Tagore's Poems

Amitabh Bachchan also quoted lines from Rabindranath Tagore's poems on unity by saying, "signifying Mother India's unconditional love for all children and are relevant in holding together India's diversity and the spirit of equality."

Amitabh Speaks Out

"Cinema with Bengali background have always put up pan India character based on our time-tested values, the source of our core strength as a society and our tolerance of diversities. That is essential for a common mosaic of various ethnic communities and sects." says Amitabh Bachchan.

Returning Their Awards

Amitabh Bachchan's comment, come at a time when India's award-winning writers, film-makers and scientists are returning their awards to the Government in protest of intolerance.

Feeling Proud

Amitabh Bachchan, also expressed, he feels truly blessed to be born in India, and believes the country's cultural diversity that it signifies. Amitabh Bachchan also praised Bengali cinema.

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