All is not well between Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and the Congress Party. Just on the heels of the controversy around his presence at the recent inaugural function of the Bandra-Worli sea link, the Bachchan family has received another blow from the Congress. And this time, it's the junior Bachchan who has to bear the brunt.
Amitabh is utterly upset over dropping of his son Abhishek Bachchan, who was appointed the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) ambassador for Earth Day, from a function in New Delhi, and that too at the eleventh over.
“You are perhaps aware that Abhishek has been appointed the WWF ( world wildlife foundation ) ambassador for Earth Day, a campaign that has been initiated by WWF for the preservation of the earth. Many ad"s in the press have been announcing, with his photograph in place, that on the 27th of March let the entire country observe a simple ritual of putting off the electricity in their homes for an hour from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM.
“At the India Gate on Rajpath a ceremony is being held today (Saturday) to announce the campaign and to make people aware of this most noble cause. An audio visual has been prepared with Abhishek where he is seeking a pledge towards preservation of the Earth and requesting people to switch off their lights for an hour. The Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs Shiela Dixit, and a prominent member of the ruling Congress Party, is attending the moment. A few hours before the show was to start apparently the audio visual featuring Abhishek has been asked to be removed and banner posters bearing his photograph as Ambassador have been stopped from being displayed!!," he wrote on his blog.
The superstar is wondering why the organisers of the event let his son down at the last minute. He continued on his blog, “I wonder why ?? Abhishek who has been working so hard on the cause is obviously disappointed, especially since he had worked late into the night where he was shooting out of town to accommodate this creative !! And I wonder. Am I hallucinating, or is there a pattern in all this !!!??