Big B touched by media`s restraint

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 19:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is touched by the electronic media`s self-imposed restraint on the coverage of his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai`s child birth.

"I am also most touched by the decision taken by the electronic media on the coverage issue for Aishwarya`s delivery... humbled!!" Amitabh posted on his Twitter page.

According to media reports, the Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) has issued a 10-point advisory to its members on coverage of the birth of the veteran`s grandchild.

When the 69-year-old veteran was being asked whether he approached the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) to ban TV channels from placing reporters and cameras outside the hospital, Bachchan took to the micro-blogging site to clarify.

"I&B and media matter! Firstly, I have no such intention ever, secondly do you really think I&B would listen to me!?? No way baby," he wrote.

Aishwarya is expected to give birth in mid-November.