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I don’t believe in caste

Actor Amitabh Bachchan says he doesn’t believe in the caste system.

bollywood Updated: Jul 20, 2011 00:46 IST

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who’ll be seen in a film themed on caste-based reservations, says he doesn’t believe in the caste system, has never faced any bias because of his caste and is proud that his father gave him a surname that doesn’t denote any such thing. “If ever I have faced a rejection or a failure, it has been on the basis of my incapability to do something and never my caste,” he said.

Amitabh Bachchan

“I think rejection because of incapability is right because if I’m not capable of doing a particular work, the other person has the right to disapprove of me or reject me. Like, I lost in politics because I was not capable, not because I was of a particular caste,” added Big B. In Aarakshan, directed by Prakash Jha and releasing Aug 12, Amitabh will be seen as the principal of a private educational institution. The film is about Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh),an idealistic principal, and his loyal disciple Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan).

First Published: Jul 19, 2011 18:13 IST