Big B, John in Madhya Pradesh to save tigers
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Bollyood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh to participate in the Save Our Tigers campaign. He feels the cause is more important than his films.
‘The tiger’s cause is more important than my films. Kids should start tiger clubs and create awareness,’ Big B, 68, who is busy with a telethon for the Save Our Tigers campaign, told told a TV channel.
Big B and Bollywood hunk John Abraham, who often associates himself with social causes, arrived Saturday evening and will stay in Pench till Dec 13.
Pench Deputy Director O.P. Tiwari said the two will take part in the programmes related to Save Our Tiger projects.
Spread over 758 square kilometers, Pench is among the six tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh and is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s most famous work, ‘The Jungle Book’.
Talking about his participation, Amitabh said in a message on his blog: ‘Tomorrow (Sunday) starts the Telethon for the Save the Tiger campaign. There is a desire and hope to collect as much money as one can for the benefit of those that manage and look after these regal animals and prevent them from being poached and destroyed.’
John had stripped for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ad to appeal against animal abuse.