It is about a week to go before we celebrate Women’s Day but Amitabh Bachchan — arguably India’s biggest star — has already made the most important statement for gender equality. The actor said, “When I die, the assets I shall leave behind, shall be shared equally between my daughter and my son #genderequality #WeAreEqual.” Big B has two children — actor Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Shweta Nanda. He captioned the picture as, “#WeAreEqual .. and #genderequality … the picture says it all !!”
Amitabh is a big proponent of gender equality and has been in the news this year for his film Pink. The film is about how patriarchy-driven India looks at women and expects them to live by a regressive code. Amitabh played a lawyer in the courtroom drama.
The move has a lot of relevance in India where traditionally a father bequeaths his all to his sons. Despite courts coming to the aid of beleaguered daughters, the tradition continues as is. Taking to his blog, the actor seems to be talking about the image when he says, “The office of the public servants that promote various campaigns are keen for this .. and so I do it .. though talking about it and exhibiting its plea is hesitating for me ..”