Will meet fans at my home, not beach: Big B

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is annoyed at snide comments from a motorist, who blamed his Sunday ritual for traffic snarls here. The megastar has hit back at the latter’s suggestion of shifting the ritual’s base to a beach, by saying that he treats his fans as his family and will continue meeting them at his residence.

The 72-year-old, who has a meet-and-greet session with his fans every Sunday, responded to the complaint of the motorist on his official blog.

“Now as the pictures get loaded, one sees the faces of elation and joy, of the keen vantage positions taken, of the poor little children riding piggy back on parent’s shoulders wondering why they are being subjected to this ordeal, of traffic snarls and irritated motorists who honk for space and desire to move on…of traffic sufferers, who write in as a response on FB (Facebook).

“Their disgust at this fake appreciation for a celebrity, and how the celebrity should care about the traffic, of how he should not hold these travellers to discomfort by coming out of his home, of how he should prevent this by hiring a ground near by and meet his fans or ‘whatever they are called’ (his words, not mine),” Big B shared on his official blog.

Also taking a dig at the motorist’s comment that the “Piku” star is a “third rate actor”, Amitabh shared: “Instead of causing this trouble for those that do not wish to see this old aged actor, of suggesting that the actor go to Juhu beach every Sunday and hold his ‘meetings’ there since there is a ‘lot of space’ and avoid the delays that he has to go through waiting for the crowds to clear so he can pass by on the road, for he has ‘no intention of seeing or meeting this third rate actor’.”

While the megastar — who is among India’s best known actors — said he “entirely” agree with the responder on the points that he “an old aged man, and most certainly a third rate actor”, but he set the record straight to “Mr. Suffering Motorist” and said: “I am in no way going to leave my house to locations that you so generously suggest, to meet my well wishers…they are like family to me, and I shall meet my family at home not on the beach.”

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