It seems that Amitabh Bachchan cannot get enough of controversies. The latest one to star the veteran actor is the “Bhojpal” controversy where he has endorsed the Bhopal’s State Government’s initiative to rename the city to “Bhojpal”.
Renaming the city was an idea encouraged by the Chief Minsiter of Madhya Pradesh Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan himself but it was widely opposed by majority of citizens of Bhopal. Mr.Bachchan indirectly supported the State Governments initiative thereby drawing flak from all quarters of society. According to Mr.Bachchan the city should rename itself in the memory of the great warrior king Raja Bhojpal.
But many people have criticized his involvement in this matter saying that he has no relation with the soil of Madhya Pradesh except his wife’s family who belong to Bhopal. Many people have asked Mr.Bachchan to stay away from this controversy as he has no right to take any one’s side in this affair.
Amitabh Bachchan has been shooting for over a month in Bhopal for his latest movie Aarakshan which is being directed by the Raajneeti fame Prakash Jha who is known to make films on politically sensitive matters. Mr.Bachchan had supported the issue on his blog which he keeps updating from time to time.