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06-08-2009, 12:52 PM #1
Amitabh: I followed my conscience
In the News click for larger view Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday said that his decision to politely turn down the honorary doctorate by an Australian university was a call of his conscience. "It was a personal decision that I decided to make public through my blog. I did not feel like accepting the honor when so many dishonors against my countrymen were taking place (in Australia). " Bachchan told reporters during a press conference to promote the upcoming IIFA awards. The actor, who was also slated to attend a retrospective on his films in Brisbane Film Festival, cancelled his trip in the wake of the recent racial attacks on Indian students in Australia. When asked whether his decision to reject the honor was premature, the actor said, "I do not know the cause but I reacted to it on a personal level. I followed my heart and that is all to it.
"Brisbane film festival retrospective was like a celebration and for me to be going for my own celebration to a region which witnessed such atrocity against my own countrymen. I don't think it was ethical and therefore I turned it down politely," the actor said. Meanwhile Amitabh Bachchan revealed the names of films nominated in the Best Film category for IIFA awards 2009 while addressing a press conference at Gurgaon near Delhi on Tuesday. Senior Bachchan came to promote International Indian Film Awards, which will be organized at the Venetian, Macau (China).Big B told that amongst the films released in the year 2008, 'A Wednesday', 'Dostana', 'Ghajini', 'Race', 'Jodha Akbar' and 'Rock On' have been nominated for the Best Film award. Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of IIFA confirmed that his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would perform at the event. Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen, Bipasha Basu and Boman Irani will be the other star attractions performing in the event. - IIFA weekend will take place on June 11-13 this year.
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06-08-2009, 09:12 PM #2
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06-08-2009, 10:26 PM #3