To say that I was responsible for 1984 riots is just rubbish: Big B

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2015 07:54 IST

In what is one of his most vociferous quote on anything other than films, superstar Amitabh Bachchan has said that he had nothing to do with the 1984 Sikh riots in Delhi.

"This is just malicious, unbelievable lies. I had nothing to do with it. Perhaps, I am just imagining that there is a link with the family that I am but there is nor proof, I want to see some proof. Whatever happened was disastrous and something that should have never happened anywhere in the world. But to say that I was responsible for it is just rubbish. I will fight it in court," he said in an interview to Times Now TV channel.


US court

has summoned Amitabh in an alleged human rights violation case filed by a Sikh rights group. The US district court in Los Angeles last year issued summons to the actor after a complaint was filed by New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and two alleged victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Big B bared his heart on a number of issues during the interview. When asked if Bofors was the reason why he broke away from Congress party, he said: "No! There is no falling out, as far as I am concerned."

Responding to questions on the emergency under Indira Gandhi, Bachchan admitted that the emergency was a "wrong decision".

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