Amitabh Bachchan’s letter to his granddaughters won hearts on the internet recently. Written ahead of the release of his film ‘Pink’, the letter was also seen by many as a publicity stunt, but a majority of them agreed that it was a must-read for all women living in India. Responding to the claim that the letter was merely written for promoting ‘Pink’, Amitabh said it did work as a promotional device, but it was emotional and received a strong reaction from his daughter Sweta and granddaughter Navya Naveli.
“It worked as a good promotional device, but you know, promotional activity is a wide term. The letter was emotional. It addressed all daughters and granddaughters and I had such an immediate reaction from my own daughter and granddaughter. I got an immediate reaction from Navya and she said, ‘Nanu, I will exactly follow this’. My daughter said, ‘I have been trying to teach Navya for so many years and just through one letter, you have conveyed what I wanted to for so many years’. That had an immediate impact,” IANS quoted him as saying at an event in Mumbai on Monday.
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 5, 2016
Amitabh had written the letter to his granddaughters — Sweta Nanda’s daughter Navya Naveli and Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s daughter Aaradhya — on September 5. It talked about everything from gender issues to following your heart and marrying for love. The superstar also read the letter aloud in a video to give valuable life lessons to his granddaughters.
Commenting on people’s reaction to the letter, Amitabh said it captured the essence of his film ‘Pink’ and it also worked as a good promotional device for the movie.
“There were a lot of questions that was asked as to why I wrote that letter. I was asked if this was a deliberate promotional technique. You can look at it the way you want to. Let me tell you how we arrived at it. While we were promoting the film, there were many interviews that we did and each one was wanting to know what is Pink. We were unable to describe the content of the story without disclosing the story line because it was a thriller,” the superstar said.
(With IANS inputs)