Amitabh Bachchan lists disadvantages of fame

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 12, 2016 17:51 IST
The I-T department had said Amitabh Bachchan owed Rs 1.66 crore in taxes for his show Kaun Banega Crorepati for the year 2001-2002. (IANS Photo)

Just a day after getting embroiled in a tax evasion case, megastar Amitabh Bachchan pointed out how fame and success “has the capacity to garner hostility, revenge, envy jealousy and allied attributes”.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a plea by income tax authorities challenging a Bombay High Court order that permitted Amitabh tax relief in earnings made from Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).

But according to the chartered accountants and the legal advisory team of Amitabh, the case had no relation to the KBC case. It further said that the Supreme Court had given Amitabh the right to appeal against the re-assessment order.

Read: Amitabh Bachchan’s response to SC’s reassessment order on 2001 tax case

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The 73-year-old took to his official blog to express his views.

He posted: “Prominence in any form attracts attention... fame, celebrity, eminence, pre-eminence, importance, distinction, greatness, note, notability, prestige, stature, standing, position, rank, renown, repute, illustriousness, acclaim, influence, account, consequence, visibility.”

Amitabh Bachchan shot for Pink in Delhi. (Twitter)

“All the above can fit in beautifully in ‘prominence’ but the argument or debate that could be centered around it would have to be distracted by a million different interpretations of it ; not necessarily sympathetic ..It has the capacity to garner hostility, revenge, envy jealousy and allied attributes.”

On the professional front, Amitabh is awaiting the release of TE3N and Pink.

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