"What is wrong with that?" Amitabh Bachchan defends Aishwarya's purple lips

"What is wrong with that?" Amitabh Bachchan defends Aishwarya's purple lips

Big B thinks his daughter-in-law should be allowed to express herself
Updated 30 May, 2016

Amitabh Bachchan is killing it at being the cool father-in-law.

When asked to comment on Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan's purple lips controversy, he simply asked "What is wrong with that?"

Speaking to Bollywood Life, he said that he hadn't seen Ash's look himself, but felt that it is the age of expressing oneself, and her purple lips were just that.

Also read: Aishwarya thinks her purple lips at Cannes were 'art'

"No, I didn’t see it, but what is wrong with that?," said Big B. "Social media gives someone the opportunity to express themselves. You’ve never had that opportunity before, you never knew what others were thinking about you, at least now you know. And the good part is, it lasts for a day or half-a-day; the next day, something else comes up."

Ignores the good or bad being said about the controversial lip, Bachchan instead reflected on social media itself. "Things move so rapidly in today’s life that you don’t have time. One’s attention span is so limited and so small. Whether it is watching the news on TV, every two minutes you hear a bang in the middle of the most sincere news, purely because they don’t want you to get to your remote and change the channel. That’s how life has become. Social media gives everybody a voice, everybody an opportunity, everybody a democratic opportunity to express themselves. What’s wrong with that?"

Amitabh Bachchan will next be seen playing John Biswas in the film TE3N opposite Vidya Balan.


pkp May 30, 2016 01:06pm
We Indian think he same way as Mr. Bachchan has expressed his view. Indians are very liberal in changing / adopting practices with the time. That is the reason, Indians are hit every field of life. This is our culture.
Nadeem May 30, 2016 01:11pm
Yes of course she should be allowed to express herself Mr Bachchan, it's just that, in this instance, her self expression through gaudy purple lipstick, is pretty gross and awful to look at.
Arsalan May 30, 2016 02:54pm
Old geezer, looks like he didn't have any important thing to do today.
ABC May 30, 2016 03:45pm
If that purple lipstick was artistic,than alright. Because most of the artistic things are beyond understanding of common people like me.
Khilari May 30, 2016 04:32pm
who cares whether she wears a green lipstick or a black one? These are all attention grabbing tactics in late age. We don't care.
Hasan May 30, 2016 07:56pm
@pkp you are successful because of your hard work and education, as far as values, India doesn't adapt or change easily.
S Rajendran May 31, 2016 01:17am
Let us not dictate how others lives their lives.
DM May 31, 2016 07:44am
@Hasan Our consistent democracy and freedom of expression and media freedom are proof of this.....what else you want to see.......100s of hanging in a year like in Pakistan