Angry Amitabh demands apology from media
The Bachchan family is not going to spare the tabloid which had published derogatory reports about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and invading Ash’s privacy. An issue like pregnancy is a very private matter and the outer world discussing such topic about a woman is really an insulting matter. After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, it’s now Amitabh Bachchan who is demanding apology from the tabloid who is responsible for putting his daughter-in-law in a depressed mood. "The unprofessional and slanderous nature of this article in such an esteemed and respected newspaper is deeply disturbing. It brings the author of this article into disrepute. It brings the editor that published this article into disrepute. It brings this particular newspaper into disrepute. It brings the profession of journalism into disrepute," Amitabh posted on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
"This article is in violation of the journalistic norms of conduct as published by the Press Council of India. Beyond your own disgrace, you have caused grievous distress and harm to the Bachchan family," he added.
Amitabh demanded, “Due to the illicit nature of this slander, I request a retraction and full apology. The full apology comprises the names of the individual journalist and chief editor, the journalist’s and editor’s unqualified retraction and refutation of the contents of the article, the apology should be addressed to both Aishwarya Rai Bachchan first and specifically, and also to the Bachchan family in general.”
He also posted, “on the same page, in the same size print, and including the signatures of the aforementioned journalist and editor and an immediate donation of a sum of (amount to be decided by members of my extended family of the blog) to a national charitable foundation of your choosing that supports those who suffer from tuberculosis and an article in your newspaper highlighting its work.”
The newspaper published that Ash could not conceive because she is suffering from stomach TB and is undergoing treatment and also went to the extent of saying that Amitabh has pressurized the couple for a grandson.