Star of the Millennium Amitabh Bachchan defended his decision to boycott the Filmfare awards, where he was adjudged best actor for his role in 'Paa', saying he did it to protest against the "slanderous" media report about his daughter-in-law Aishwarya.
"The article was indecent and any man in the world must oppose if such an obscene article is written about a woman in his family," the veteran actor said on his blog. The 68 year-old movie star termed the article in a tabloid, as "slanderous". Lambasting the report Bachchan said "the modesty of a lady in my house was slandered... the article slandered Aishwarya, so it was very difficult to participate in a function organised by the same media house." No women would like her personal issues such as fertility or motherhood being discussed in this manner, he added.