Big B on “3 Idiots” suicide-ragging controversy
There had been media reports that the most successful Bollywood film “3 Idiots” had proviked suicides and the film also glorified ragging.
On the increase in suicide rates after the release of “3 Idiots” Amitabh retorted saying, “There were suicide cases even before the release of 3 Idiots. Before the media became as popular as it is today, there used to be numerous suicide cases. So, how can you blame a film like 3 Idiots for abetting these suicides that have taken place recently? Films like 3 Idiots only highlight the current scenario in the education system.”
Amitabh even had something to say about the current ragging cases, instances which have increased after the film released. “I have been ragged too. I passed out of college in the 1960s and even at that time ragging was rampant in colleges, sometimes far worse than we can imagine. I don’t think at that time Bollywood films ever showed ragging in films but if 3 Idiots did, it is merely showcasing a scenario, not encouraging it,” he says.