Revered as one of the greatest actors and most influential actors not just in the history of Indian cinema but also of world cinema, Bollywood’s Shahanshah, the Big B has time and again proven how he is not just the finest actor but also a great human being.
Of course, Bachchan had multiple film successes and still continue to do so with his charismatic presence and excellent acting performances. Along with that, he hasn’t stopped being a good human too.
The 76-year-old actor on 12th June said that he helped pay off outstanding loans of 2,100 farmers from Bihar. And Big B did it again. Currently, India is witnessing farm debt crisis while the farmers in the country accounts for over 60 % of the country’s population. The farm debt crisis is also cited as one of the reasons for farmer’s suicides in an agrarian country like India. Farmer’s suicide is also known to be politicized here. But still, the government is known to have somewhat failed to come up with better policies over the years to help those farmers out.
In such scenarios, it’s such a relief to see people in a position of Amitabh Bachchan helping out those farmers personally. As per the report by The Hindu, Bachchan wrote on his blog as:
“A promise made done… the farmers from Bihar who had outstanding loans picked 2,100 of them and paid off their amount with an OTS(One Time Settlement) with the bank. Called some of them over to Janak and personally gave it to them at the hands of Shweta and Abhishek,”
And it’s not the first time he did that. Amitabh Bachchan is known to have donated Rs. 11 lakh to clear debts of nearly 40 beleaguered farmers in Andhra Pradesh earlier and he also reportedly paid off the loans of around 1,400 farmers from Uttar Pradesh and 350 from Maharashtra. And the day after helping out 2,100 farmers, according to the Hindustan times, Amitabh Bachchan announced on his blog that he made a ‘monetary gesture’ for the families of the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who died in the Pulwama terror attack in February. Bachchan reportedly wanted to donate Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased in February. Other than that, Bachchan has also made donations to various other people and charitable trusts and supported many humanitarian causes. Guess what, He is also a vegetarian since 2000.
All these generosities of Amitabh Bachchan and the promises he makes and also keeps them, earn him an additional reverence which he already acclaimed through his work over the years.
Indeed, a true Shahanshah with a bountiful heart.