Bachchan blog incites war of words against Shah Rukh Khan
Now there's an open war between Big B & King Khan.Finally, it has happened! Amitabh Bachchan, India’s legendary actor, has succumbed to journalistic temptations; say some thing controversial and start a debate. Writing his blog, Friday, 9th May 2008, he initiated a debate, however, indirectly, on who’s greater? Me or SRK? He even used a graphics from TAM, Television Audience Measurement, to illustrate his point. Apparently, he's seeking opinion from his readers on his next move in presenting a tv programme. Readers took the cue. “Shahrukh Khan is the King…but you still are the Emperor,” commented Rasha Zayed from Cairo. Another wrote: why do you need to compare yourself with Mr. Shahrukh Khan? I just didn’t like this exercise of yours. India EU Film Initiative reflects on Big B's blogging that has potential to become a major flash point in the Indian film industry.
“I am unable to understand its (KBC- Star Television’s show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, based on ‘Who want to be a millionaire) falling interest as the graphs show despite the fact that they were presented by bigger and more popular stars, namely Shah Rukh. And now to see ‘Panchvi Pass’, or as one rival channel executive sniggered, ‘Panchvi Fail’, after its not too encouraging numbers, facing relative lower ratings is what I wish to debate on and would love to have inputs from readers, ” wrote Mr. Bachchan on his blog.
The iefilmi report goes on to cite lots of examples to show the dual as Big B's fans retaliate.