Be it their security or be it the pressure of society — Amitabh Bachchan says he is concerned about the position of women in the country. He is also worried about the female members of his family.

The cine icon also added that he stays wide awake at night when any of the women from his house are of home at night.

Amitabh Bachchan at the launch of Global Citizen India on 11th Sept 2016
Amitabh Bachchan at the launch of Global Citizen India on 11th Sept 2016

When asked if he is worried about female members of his family, Big B said: “Yes I am worried.

“I ask them where are they going and when will they be back. I stay awake until they come back,” Amitabh said.

The actor, who has been a part of the film industry for more than four decades, was in the national capital to talk about his latest release “Pink” along with co-star Taapsee Pannu and film’s producer Shoojit Sircar at at India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit here on Saturday.

Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak in Pink
Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak in Pink

The film is about sexual crimes against women.

The “Paa” star is married to Jaya, has a daughter Shweta Nanda – who has a daughter Navya Naveli and a son named Agastya. Amitabh also has a son Abhishek who is married to Aishwarya Rai and together, they have a daughter named Aaradhya.

Earlier this month, the actor came into news for penning an open letter to his granddaughters and preparing them for the difficult world. He also faced flak for the same with many calling the letter an attempt to promote his film “Pink”, and some calling it a misogynist move.

During the summit, the actor again repeated the message, saying that girls should not go by any rules and should not think about what others say.

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan at Dilip De's art event on 16th Aug 2016
Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan at Dilip De’s art event on 16th Aug 2016

Big B said two or three incidents stirred his conscience about the plight of women in India.

Narrating one incident, he said: “I had a young lady as a contestant when I was hosting ‘Kaun banega Crorepati’. She came from a small village and after the seventh standard, her father stopped sending her to school saying that ‘I don’t want to waste money on you since you will get married’.

“She never listened to her parents, and so she was thrown out of her house and went to her grandmother. She was treated the same way there as well.

“But she continued to study on her own and she managed to get to the KBC hot seat. She won Rs 25 lakh and when I asked that what she will do with the cheque, she said she will give it to her father and tell him that even a daughter can do this.”

 

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