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Big B: I don’t believe in caste or religion

Big B: I don’t believe in caste or religion

Amitabh Bachchan, who plays an idealistic principal of an educational institution and believes that everybody in the society should get equal opportunity, in Prakash Jha’s forthcoming film Aarakshan, says that he was not brought up in an atmosphere to believe in caste, creed and religion.

Here is what the Big B has to say on caste, creed and religion:

“I personally believe that I was not born in an atmosphere which taught me to differentiate between caste, creed and religion.

“My father was from Uttar Pradesh, my mother was a Sikh. When I was about to be admitted in the school, my father gave the surname Bachchan, which was his pen name and I am proud of it. Looking at which or reading at which you will not be able to determine which caste I belong to.

“I have married (Jaya) a Bengali. My brother (Ajitabh) married a Sindhi, my daughter (Shweta) married a Punjabi, my son (Abhishek) has married a Tulu (Aishwarya Rai).

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