Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today defended his decision to boycott the Filmfare awards, where he was adjudged best actor for his role in Paa, saying he did it to protest against the "slanderous" media report about his daughter-in-law Aishwarya.
"The article was indecent and any man in the world must oppose if such an obscene article is written about a woman in his family," the 68-year-old actor said in his blog.
The veteran movie star termed the article in a city-based tabloid, as "slanderous".
Lambasting the report Bachchan said "the modesty of a lady in my house was slandered... the article slandered Aishwarya, so it was very difficult to participate in a function organised by the same media house."
No women would like her personal issues such as fertility or motherhood being discussed in this manner, he added.
An article published last week claimed Aishwarya, married to Amitabh's son Abhishek was suffering from stomach tuberculosis and this might be the reason that she had not yet conceived.
Amitabh demanded a public apology from the media house and since this did not take place, the entire Bachchan parivar boycotted the Filmfare award ceremony organised by the same group on Saturday.
Even Aishwarya, who was to perform at the awards, pulled out from the event and the Bachchans have served a legal notice to the newspaper.
"For the moment... that despite a few personal apologies from the management and owners, no public apology has taken place. You cannot abuse me in public and then come and say sorry to me in private," he wrote on his blog.