Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is not happy with the way the media has fabricated his comments on the proposed Mumbai Metro, which invited flak from various political parties. Now, he has sent out clarification on the issue.
“Certain sections of the media, both electronic and print, have misinterpreted the writings on my blog and I wish to make a clarification. I shall be grateful if this submission is carried in your prestigious paper to clear the air," he wrote in his statement to the media.
“Mumbai as a city has given my family and me a place in their hearts besides recognition and respect. My family and I have never, and at no point of time would ever, like to disregard the conveniences of my fellow Mumbaikars and the development being undertaken for a better future for the city and them. My blog represents my heart and on the matter of the Metro it clearly says the 'general happiness" that it brings to 'commuters" and that 'the misery of crowded locals and the uncertainties of the three wheeler or the yellow black cab shall hopefully be greatly reduced". Indeed I have ended the piece by saying welcome 'fellow passengers". By fellow passenger I include myself as one," he added.
He went on to say that he is proud to be a Mumbaikar and welcome the changes taking place in the city. He also thanked everyone who supported him when the politicians were busy criticising.
Well, this is what his write-up in his blog reads, “It is finally happening. The metro rail being laid over the metropolis called Mumbai, some under the ground, some above over large tracts of cement structures is taking shape. There is general happiness from the commuters, for, the misery of crowded locals and the uncertainties of the three wheeler or the yellow black cab shall hopefully be greatly reduced. But here is the killer .. it's going to roll over Prateeksha !!" he wrote on his blog. “So bye bye privacy and hello fellow traveller," he added.
Well, the media seems to have picked the word 'privacy' and ignored the words 'hello fellow traveller'.