When it comes to becoming a cool father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan has it covered. When asked to comment on Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s purple lips controversy, he simply asked: “What is wrong with that?”
Speaking to Bollywood Life, he said that he hadn’t seen Ash’s look himself, but felt that it is the age of expressing oneself, and her purple lips were just that.
“No, I didn’t see it, but what is wrong with that?” said Big B. “Social media gives someone the opportunity to express themselves. You’ve never had that opportunity before, you never knew what others were thinking about you, at least now you know. And the good part is, it lasts for a day or half-a-day; the next day, something else comes up.”
Ignores the good or bad being said about the controversial lip, Bachchan instead reflected on social media itself. “Things move so rapidly in today’s life that you don’t have time. One’s attention span is so limited and so small. Whether it is watching the news on TV, every two minutes you hear a bang in the middle of the most sincere news, purely because they don’t want you to get to your remote and change the channel. That’s how life has become. Social media gives everybody a voice, everybody an opportunity, everybody a democratic opportunity to express them. What’s wrong with that?”
Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen playing John Biswas in the film TE3N opposite Vidya Balan.