Mumbai: Actors and the media are known to share a “love-hate” kind of relationship, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to his official blog to laud the dedication of mediapersons, saying they deserve “respect” and “dignity”.
“I do feel, that the job assigned to a member of the media has an agenda too. They get briefed from their seniors, much like what we are subjected to by our writers and directors,” the 72-year-old posted on srbachchan.tumblr.com.
“They have a job on hand. They are under instructions and they are carrying out their job. They need the respect and dignity of their presence,” he added.
The actor, who has been tagged as “Bollywood's Shahenshah”, also noted that instructing journalists to ask a particular set of questions is unfair.
“Once agreed to meet the press or the media, then dictating to them what they can ask and not ask is really expecting too much. It also is freedom curbing. If you do not wish to make a statement or say something for public consumption, do not agree to meet the media.
“But once agreed, be prepared for all kinds...they could be favourable to you, or uncomfortable. You may chose to at the moment to keep silent or not comment at all. But…to expect that it shall be within the precincts of what you desire, may not entirely be possible…at least that is what my experience says,” Big B shared.
Meanwhile, the screen icon is gearing up for the release of his films "Piku" and "Wazir".