21 C
New Delhi
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Entertainment Amitabh seeks peace at this time and age of...

Amitabh seeks peace at this time and age of his life

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Mumbai:Actor Amitabh Bachchan has spoken at length about his name featuring in the Panama papers and Bofors scandal, explaining that he has always cooperated with the “system” but wishes to be left alone at this stage of his life.

This morning, the Indian Express newspaper reported that the actor is one of the Indians figuring in the ‘Paradise Papers’, an investigation into offshore and banking assets carried out by the newspaper with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The actor’s post began as a response to a BMC notice sent to him for alleged “illegal construction” on his property.

“At this age and time of my life, I seek peace and freedom from prominence… To be left to lead the last few years of my life with and within myself… I do not seek epithets, I abhor them… I do not seek headlines, I do not deserve them… I do not seek acknowledgement, I am not qualified for it,” Amitabh posted on his blog on Sunday.

He said he is yet to receive the notice from the authorities but, trusting the media reports, his lawyer has already given a statement on the matter.

The 75-year-old actor also talked about the controversy over his name featuring in the Panama Papers leak, another investigation done by Indian Express and ICIJ.

“In recent months I find my name appear again in the leaks of Panama, as produced by the Indian Express .. the paper has asked for reactions, for responses, for justification or not, for replies to their investigative queries.”

The actor said two “instant replies” were given out by him of “denial and misuse of name” but the questions continued.

“Immediately after this, the system took over and since its revelation in the Express, has summoned me… at least 6 summons have been served to us and continue to come…

The actor said some queries take time as the matter is more than 25 years old.

“It takes a while to dig out old files and to compile all that they want… the fullest cooperation has been extended at all hours as dutiful citizens… and even after, if there is any more query that needs to be addressed, we shall comply…It is the norm…,” he said.

Bachchan said he will continue to cooperate if there is any fresh issue as he believes in abiding by the law of the land.

The actor also spoke about allegations against his family and him in the Bofors gun pay-off scandal.

“There were allegations against my family and me in the Bofors Scandal… for years we were grilled, declared traitors, abused and humiliated by the hour for several years… when it became unbearable, we moved Court in the United Kingdom – for the requirement of speedy Justice .. we moved against a UK paper and won…,” he said, adding while he suffered, those who accused him never faced anything.

The actor said it took 25 years for him to know that his name was planted in the scandal.

 

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

765 arrests for stone-pelting since Article 370 turned defunct

The rise of insurgency and separatism in Kashmir saw stone-pelting incidents turn prominent in the Muslim-dominated region since 2008

INC out of Jallianwala Trust; Trivedi, Patel beat Bajwa in debate

After PS Bajwa of the INC accused the BJP of rewriting history, Sudhanshu Trivedi explained why the provision of the trust needed to change

Kriti Kharbanda left Chehre, wasn’t removed: Here’s why

Whether Kriti was not foretold about the scene or its length or she thought it was unnecessary, an argument broke out with the filmmaker

Jio, after Airtel & Vodafone-Idea, raising tariffs

Reliance Jio, citing the new TRAI rules, has made this policy announcement while still not revealing what its new tariff plans will be

Kashmir cable operators warned for showing Islamic countries’ channels

While the channels of Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia that Kashmir cable operators show have anti-India content, others radicalise the youth

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: