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Big B turns blogger

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has turned blogger with bigadda.Com, a youth networking site, to connect with his fans worldwide.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2008 17:26 IST

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has turned blogger with bigadda.Com, a youth networking site, to connect with his fans worldwide.

Speaking about his new initiative, Bachchan said, "bigb.Bigadda.Com allows me to express myself, share and reflect my emotions, thoughts, opinions and listen to what people have to say to me and show them the 'real' side to my larger than life image that they see through media. It's a platform which I control and share my own drama without anyone editing or interpreting my thoughts."

<b1>"What's most important for me is that I can now share consequential replies to the inconsequential gossip that do the rounds. I have always wanted a platform, where I can speak, for truth is always stranger than fiction. People will now be able to get an unedited version of my views, ideas and thoughts, straight from me," he said.

The actor added, "My adda (http://bigb.Bigadda.Com) will be the single point destination where I will openly state my views and also discuss the same with all."

Off late blogging has become quite popular with Bollywood celebrities with actor Aamir Khan leading the bandwagon. Aamir has been one if the first celebrities to take up blogging, followed by filmmaker Kunal Kohli, Bipasha Basu among others.

Writing his first blog today, Bachchan described his blogging experience as an overwhelming revelation. "It seems like a new life altogether," he added.

He said he opened his blog to find hundreds of reactions and inputs and that he was committed to respond to them.

"There are several that need a personal answer because of the nature of their queries or comments. I am going to start doing that as in work on my set, in between shots," he said.

He also appealed for patience to get used to this facility and its technical operation. The inputs that he received on the first day of blogging was complimenting him and his family. Some also wanted to know about his films, his views on plagiarising in films, his dislike for western comparative attitudes.

Explaining why he had repeated his interviews with the media on the blog, he asked the readers to read the print in the newspaper and then minutely his official written responses.

"You will discover that all that I have given has not been incorporated in the press. This is not an accusation. Press has the liberty and the right to print, in their assessment what they feel needs to go on their paper. But at times, I feel, all that I had to say and the manner in which it was said, can and does give a different mentality to the interview."

"I would in all fairness therefore, want the readers of my blog, that take the trouble to access it, be privy to facts as they were portrayed by me. And in the true spirit of fairness allow the reader to judge what he thinks is acceptable or not," his blog says.