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Amitabh Bachchan says he enjoys confronting haters on virtual platforms, but maintains stoic silence on Gurmehar Kaur Twitter controversy
MID-DAY (March 2, 2017)
As someone active on social media, Amitabh Bachchan feels one should be prepared for trolls and abuses on public platforms. The actor, while interacting with the media at an event yesterday, was responding to questions on Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur. The 24-year-old has been caught up in a Twitter war after her social media campaign against the ABVP went viral.
“I think if you are on social media, you should be prepared for trolls and abuses. I enjoy it,” Big B said at the event. The 73-year-old superstar regularly engages with fans and followers on Twitter and Facebook, calling them his ‘extended family’. Bachchan, however, sidestepped a direct question on Gurmehar, saying, “My opinion on the matter is personal and if I share it with you, it will become public.”