MUMBAI: The Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan proved he is very philosophical, at the launch of the Arshad Warsi-Boman Irani starrer ‘Jolly LLB’. Reacting to the notice issued by the Supreme Court over his tax overdues, Amitabh Bachchan wisely stated that “both death and Income Tax Department are inevitable in life.”
Recently, the apex court had issued a notice on a petition by the Income Tax department, which claimed that Amitabh Bachchan owes the IT department Rs 1.66 crore as taxes. This is on the income he earned through quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ during 2001-02.
At the launch of the first promo, Amitabh candidly reacted to these claims, “There are two things in life that one will have to face – death and I-T Department. Both are inevitable. In any case I will follow the Court’s order.”
‘Jolly LLB’ is an upcoming film, directed by Subhash Kapoor of ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’ fame. The film is a satirical take on the Indian judiciary system. The film stars Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani playing lawyers.
When we quizzed the megastar whether he has ever had a bitter experience with the judiciary, Mr. Bachchan said, “No not really. I remember when my name cropped up during Bofors case in London…the only weapon I had was speaking the truth. We were on the side of truth and we won.”
Amitabh Bachchan was honoured as the chief guest at the film event, and categorically stated: “I am truly impressed with the promo of the film and I really liked it a lot. I hope the film (‘Jolly LLB’) achieves great success.”
And we even asked the superstar about his views on last month’s horrific gangrape case in Delhi, to which the 70- year-old actor replied, “We as individuals need to introspect how we can change ourselves instead of pin-pointing fingers at others.”