Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan seems to have no qualms accepting Justice Markandey Katju’s sharp criticism of him.
On September 17, former Chairman of Press Council of India Katju took to Facebook and said, “Amitabh Bachchan is a man with nothing in his head, and since most mediapersons praise him, I doubt there is anything in their heads too.”
Justice Markandey Katju is not known to be the most politically correct person. So, it wasn’t a surprise when he shared his thoughts on Amitabh Bachchan after the release of his film ‘Pink’. Katju called the actor to be a man with “nothing in his head”.
“Amitabh Bachchan is a man with nothing in his head, and since most mediapersons praise him, I doubt there is anything in their heads too,” he tweeted.
Amitabh Bachchan is a man with nothing in his head, & since mediapersons praise him I doubt there is anything in their heads too
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) September 17, 2016
When he started getting trolled, he went on to explain why he thought Bachchan has “nothing in his head.”
Elaborating more on his opinion, Katju further wrote, “Amitabh Bachchan’s films, like those of Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, etc are like drugs, they take the people to a world of make believe, and they are therefore very useful to our rulers since they keep people pacified. Apart from being a good actor, what is there in Amitabh Bachchan ? Has he any scientific ideas for solving the country’s massive problems ? There are none. From time to time he appears on some media channels giving sermons and homilies, and from time to time he is shown to be doing good deeds, but who can not do this with tons of money.”
Responding to Justice Katju’s criticism, Amitabh told indianexpress.com, “Justice Katju is right. I really don’t have anything inside my head.”