Amitabh Bachchan now writes
his blog in English and Hindi
Oct 28 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has now
started writing his highly popular blog in English and Hindi.
The change came after his hospitalisation for abdominal pain.
B had stayed a week in Mumbai's posh Leelavati Hospital by
the Mahim bay to get the recurring pain examined and treated.
Bachchan, who is known for speaking chaste Hindi and with
proper diction, otherwise is not known for writing in his
mother tongue, Hindi, with equal felicity.
major writing he has done so far is all in English.
B's father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, played with Hindi
words all his life and he himself made a career out of Hindi
language Bollywood movies, but never in the past has he given
a hint of affection towards his mother tongue more than necessary,
at least in public.
what prompted the most creative of the present Bollywood actors
to write his immensely popular blog in Hindi after his hospitalisation
instead of English in which he till then was writing it?
he ruminate too much over the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief
Raj Thackeray's broadside against Jaya Bachchan's impromptu
comment, "Hum to UP-wale hai, hame Hindi mein hi bolna
chhahiye," made during her speech at the music release
function of "Drona" in Mumbai early last month,
to make him turn to Hindi with a vengeance?
a reader of his blog made his displeasure known to the actor
and urged him to revert to writing it in English, Big B in
his characteristic matter-of-fact way wrote in his next blog
last Saturday that nobody on earth could stop him from writing
or speaking in Hindi.
he made it sound a tad too provincial, as if in a subdued
retort to the MNS' odious provincialism.
quite unintentionally, perhaps, Big B is now writing his blog
both in Hindi and English.
had to apologise last month after Raj Thackeray threatened
to stall the release of "The Last Lear" in the wake
of alleged anti-Marathi comments of Jaya Bachchan.