Unless, of course, he is drawing attention not to reservation and the commercialisation of education, but to the film ‘Aarakshan’, which launches on 12 August.
A few years ago, when the award-winning ‘Paa’ was set to launch, Bachchan underlined that the film, which rested on a character with progeria, was not designed to draw attention to the ailment. “But the film is not about the disease,” Bachchan had then said clearing the air, “It’s about relationships. It just happens that the kid in the film suffers from progeria. We aren’t creating awareness for the disease,” said a report in The Times of India.
Or is he just acting in a film, not intending to draw attention to the issue.