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I Can't Tell What Kind Of Ragging I Went Through, Says Big B

PTI 14 Jan 2010, 13:08:52 IST

Amitabh Bachchan in a recent interview strongly defended the film 3 Idiots saying the film should not be blamed for promoting ragging.

Said Big B: “Ragging has happened with me too. I passed out my college in the 60s, and at that time also, ragging was existent in colleges, sometimes worse. I don't think at that time, Bollywood films ever showed ragging in them.” 

Asked to elaborate, he simply said “ I really can't tell you guys what kind of ragging I have been through. Please don't ask me.” 

Asked about the spate of suicides by students after 3 Idiots, Bachchan said “I think it's the media which actually controls people. Before the release of 3 Idiots too, there were suicide cases; even before the media became so popular, there used to be suicides. In March, when the results are out, from every town, there is at least one suicide case. So, how can you blame a film like 3 Idiots? Who is giving you other messages? It's the media who has flashed the news, so why haven't they shown other suicide cases in the country? There are films which give you strong messages, like 3 Idiots on the education system.”

Bachchan is currently busy with the promotion of his upcoming film Rann, where he is playing the most respected person in media called Vijay Harshvardhan Malik.

Amitabh seems to be too attached to the role he is portraying. The film is about media battles, where Ram Gopal Verma is going to show all the truths about media.