The picture of Bollywod megastar Amitabh Bachchan having meal with Tamil actor Prabhu and family in April 2015, after launching Kalyan jewellers, has become controversial as media claimed that they dined in golden plates. The alleged picture of the family dining went viral online and netizens condemned the act.
Amitabh Bachchan has now cleared the matter on ‘Prabhu’s thali’. He posted the below message from Prabhu on his blog:
‘Shri Amitabh Bachchan, was visiting our home for the first time after our father,Shr.Sivaji Ganesan’s passing.The visit of Mr.Bachchan was very special to our family.He came home to pay respect to my father and spend time with our family.It was a traditional,vegetarian lunch. It was served on banana leaves on copper coloured plates and utensils.The plates and vessels are not gold as some people are making them out to be.It was a very sentimental occasion for us.Please don’t try to turn this special occasion into a joke.
– Prabhu Ganesan
for the family of Shri.Sivaji Ganesa’
Amitabh added, ‘Clarifications in today’s times if not done, tend to be treated as a given fact. I would not have considered this, but I think that with the kind of facilities available in the communication medium, it is imperative that we utilise this opportunity to give perhaps a clearer picture.’