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When Amitabh Bachchan Said ‘Enjoy Rape If It’s Inevitable’ And Here’s How People Reacted


Bollywood without gossip and controversies is like a cake without its icing. Nowadays, celebrities have their PRs to regulate stories about them but back in the 90s, Bollywood actors were quite honest and had no filter on while giving interviews. We came across a Reddit thread wherein Amitabh Bachchan’s ) apolitical statement about rape can create a huge controversy. 

A magazine called ‘Movie’ quotes Amitabh saying, “When rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it!” We aren’t sure if the statement is twisted to help the sales quotient of the magazine but it does sound very insensitive. 

Here’s the Reddit image: 

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Some users condemned and bashed Big B for saying something so heartless and inconsiderate while others also pointed out that it’s quite possible that the media must have twisted his statement.

One of the users wrote, “Magazines have a way of twisting things out of context, I wonder if Bachan was referring to his own specific situation considering the question is asked if he is being victimized. Either way, it’s a very stupid choice of words and he should know better.” 

Another user wrote, “I saw this a few days ago on another post and I really got pissed, I knew AB has always been a tharki, but after reading this, his standard even became lower for me.”

Here are the reactions: 

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In recent times when people can put out their opinions on social media, Salman Khan courted controversy after he said during a media interaction that he felt like a “raped woman” walking out of a ring in his role as a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan.

Here’s the video of his comment:

Later, Salman’s father Salim Khan apologized on his behalf. Actresses like Kangana Ranaut, singer Sona Mohapatra, and Renuka Shahane slammed the superstar for the remark.

Salman was heavily bashed on social media and Big B didn’t have to face the backlash because the concept of social media wasn’t even available or else it would have been an issue for the veteran actor. 

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