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Home Minister upset with Big B’s comments on Metro rail; Big B clarifies

Here is a squabble between a politician and a celebrity yet again. The politician being Mr. RR Patil and the celebrity in question is none other than Big B. Here is how it all started. On the morning of August 29, Big B wrote his blog as usual where he started out with a mention about the much in talk 'Mumbai Metro rail'. He went on to say in his blog, "The metro rail being laid over the metropolis called Mumbai, some under the ground, some above over large tracts of cement structures is taking shape. There is general happiness from the commuters, for, the misery of crowded locals and the uncertainties of the three-wheeler or the yellow black cab shall hopefully be greatly reduced. But here is the killer... its going to roll over Prateeksha!! Yesterday the authorities came over to check externally the structural condition of all houses that would get affected by the rail car moving in its proximity and they came into Prateeksha. So bye bye privacy and hello fellow traveller." Reading this Home Minister RR Patil was rather upset. He went ahead and commented to the media that Mumbai traffic has been steadily growing and the common man is spending almost 4-5 hours commuting. And it is them that one should be thinking off.

Understanding Mr Patil's ire, Amitabh was quick to explain as he said in a letter to the media that, "Mumbai as a city has given my family and me a place in their hearts besides recognition and respect." He went on to say, "My blog represents my heart and on the matter of the Metro it clearly says the 'general happiness' that it brings to 'commuters' and that 'the misery of crowded locals and the uncertainties of the three wheeler or the yellow black cab shall hopefully be greatly reduced'. Indeed I have ended the piece by saying welcome 'fellow passengers'. By fellow passenger I include myself as one."

It seems like Big B is time and again misunderstood by one and all. Earlier in the year he had to heavily explain his comments on the editing of the film Raavan and now the metro rail. Wonder what's next?

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