The insensitive tweets of Bollywood stars against #SalmanKhan ’s conviction remind us how spoilt are India’s icons. Does the fact that Salman was driving drunk, without a licence, killed an innocent man and injured others, did not stop to help and fled, count for nothing? Are Bollywood stars and children of politicians above the law, as they have been for decades?
People think corruption is taking only bribes. It is not. India’s stars, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bacchan, Pryanka Chopra, or Deepika Padukone are looked up by tens of millions of Indians. They are not only stars, but role models to millions of youth. And what do they do? Amitabh Bacchan @bigbamitab , probably the most respected Bollywood star, advertises for anything: cement, cheap biscuits, suits, paan… Has the man no self-respect? Does he need so badly money that he sells his image so cheaply? Deepika Padukone #DeepikaPadukone says she is depressed. No wonder with the amounts of adds she does. Again how much money does she need? Is not acting the most important part of her life. The same is true of Pryanka Chopra @priyankachopra. She has so much talent, but she seems to spend more time doing adds than acting. Let’s not talk about Shah Rukh Khan twitter.com/iamsrk . He does any add, any time for any price, in passing, with the same goody-goody fake expression that fools us all.