Crowd has scant respect for the departed: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is unhappy with the way crowd behaved during Rajesh Khanna's funeral procession.

Friday, July 20, 2012   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 14 Comments  |  3376 Views

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is unhappy with the way crowd behaved during Rajesh Khanna's funeral procession.

Tweeting his anger, Big B wrote: "The funeral of Rajesh Khanna was poignant and crowded... the crowds were in throngs, with scant respect for the situation... pity !!"

While one would expect the crowd to comprise of fans of Rajesh Khanna who had come to pay last respects to the late superstar, Big B thinks otherwise.

"For the crowds it is always a moment of an event to see so many stars assemble... not one of respect to him that passed away," tweeted Amitabh.

Rajesh Khanna, fondly called Kaka by his family and friends, passed away Wednesday morning following a liver infection. He was 69.

The Bollywood's first superstar was laid to rest at the Vile Parle crematorium Thursday. His grandson Aarav lit the pyre.


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  • Posted on: 25 July 2012 at 9:57pmTulsey

    Big B is used to travelling in cars and not walking. This was a very long walk. He must have known that the walk and the procession will be long and tiring. He is not young. He was looking very frail held with one arm of his son. I was worried that he might fall down and get stampeded on. Mr B must have said it because he was WITHIN the crowd and heard and felt everyone around him. Why the hell did he have to walk?? Secondly, Rajesh wanted to have a grand funeral. It was his wish and public has no right to bash his funeral. It was raining and his fans were out there to pay their last respect. This is how the processions are in India. It was not a religious procession where you all sing hymn and chant as you walk. I am sorry to say, but Mr B should keep his funeral private when he will have one. We will all die one day so don't take my last line harshly.

    Edited on:25 July 2012 at 10:54pm

  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 5:38ammr.superkool

    I agree most of them came to see their superstars cuming there rather then to see the last rites of kaka...Very Sad

    Edited on:20 July 2012 at 5:37am

  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 5:35amMahabhootni

    I found the procession far more distasteful. They should have used a simple ambulance and not created the huge spectacle.

  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 5:25amKurbaanHua

    It's a shame...my sister and i also felt the same. But i see others point in where they think that Big B shouldn't have walked the streets

    Edited on:20 July 2012 at 5:28am

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  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 5:05ampaagalbandar

    its disrespectful for him to say such thing to Rajesh ji's fans...Just because some people in film industry can fake respect, it doesnt mean fans and public also does the same...There were couple of famous people seen smiling during photos, can I ask if you ppl are so respectul and genuine, why was there no respect or sadness on your faces...or were some people just there for publicity..

    Edited on:20 July 2012 at 5:05am

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  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 4:53am-Nymphadora-

    its kinda dumb of all the film stars to go there in the first place!People had come to pay respect to Rajesh Khanna-it was raining,the road was flooded with people,there was already chaos out there and the last thing needed to spoil the situation were actors walking on the road!
    People had already visited him, prior to his cremation ceremony to pay thier respects and they shouldnt have come once again!
    i wish they didnt make a tamasha out of someones funeral for Gods sake-i felt worse for his little grandson Aarav who had to do the last rights,the poor kid was just hugging his Dad Akshay,poor kid was so scared!
    i really hope they respect someones funeral procession and stop making a Tamasha of it...

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  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 4:46ampiyualka

    Why did the stars straight away in some covered car landed at the creamation site? When they know the attitude of public...then I would say it is like aa baille mujhe marr...

  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 4:26amkim.rayat

    Sir you should not tweet with jealosy filled words at least for funeral procession of Kaka. I thought you had gr8 respect for him...

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  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 4:25amSeema1987

    den wat does he expect..crowd wont b thr the day of AB funeral???

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  • Posted on: 20 July 2012 at 4:19amumahmed

    Big b is right the crowd did not show any respect at all to the person who was dead instead there where screaming and shouting at seeing the other stars Very bad

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