Interactions with journalists trying to dig into an actor’s personal and professional life is a part and parcel of showbiz and megastar Amitabh Bachchan says facing them is not a cakewalk.
The 72-year-old expressed his views on the fourth estate after interacting with a host of news channels, on his official blog.
“An entire day in the company of journalists and media of various hues. Interesting talks but also bludgeoned and blasted to <g data-gr-id="31">pulp</g> by them. Media always wins, journalists always win...we get <g data-gr-id="23">pasted</g>, defeated and pinned down to our seats...wondering and hoping for this ordeal to be over so we could <g data-gr-id="28">breath</g> fresh air again.
“Not easy facing the fourth estate, nor is it ever going to be a state where you shall come out looking victorious...NO …never .. it shall never happen,” Big B posted on srbachchan.tumblr.com. The cine icon, who is garnering plaudits for <g data-gr-id="24">portrayal</g> of a Bengali father in his latest film <g data-gr-id="26">Piku</g>, has come up with a mantra before facing scribes and that is being at the mercy of the journalist.
“So the mantra is take what you get in as courteous a manner as possible and hope that the gentleman or the lady that grills you shall be perhaps a little compassionate when they write in their column or present you through the ‘tube’…err... is it still called ‘the tube’, TV,” he shared.
“They consume you, tear you apart. They have the capacity to stand you blindfolded in front of a shooting gallery of armed men, waiting to be shot to death,” he posted.