Amitabh Bachchan was speaking at the memorial event has been organized in Mumbai by The Indian Express in partnership with Facebook, to remember those who lost their lives in the 26/11 attacks and to host the survivors of the audacious attacks that jolted the maximum city in 2008. Remembering the ‘Stories of Strength’ of 26/11, Mr. Bachchan said, Terror, to be prevented before germinating, must be rooted out.
The veteran actor believes that it is high time we find a corrective measure to get rid of terrorism by uprooting it. “Terror does not preserve anything, it is designed to destroy Once unleashed, terror cannot be stopped by a debate An act of terror, therefore, is not open to negotiations or to wisdom. It can only be repelled, repulsed and destroyed by a more powerful reaction There are no two ways about that: a corrective action is necessary.”
“But that does not end there When a farm is infested by weeds, a weed-killer does not hold them from growing again after the next rain. The farmer has to pull them out one by one, every single weed, by its roots.” He added.
The actor when on to say, terrorism has not been contained around the world since its roots haven’t been removed yet. “Terror, to be prevented before germinating, must be rooted out. We know that the war on terror worldwide has not eliminated the root cause of terrorism so far. And it doesn’t look likely if the same method is expected to give different results.”
Amitabh also recited a poem ‘Imprints Of Blood Or Blood Stains’ By Harivansh Rai Bachchan by the end of his speak in remembrance to him, and to so many others this day, this week, before and beyond.
Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming film project is ‘102 Not Out’ in which he features as a 102-year-old father and Rishi Kapoor plays his 75-year-old son. The film is directed by Umesh Shukla, is based on a Gujarati play of the same name, written by Saumya Joshi.
He will also appear in ‘Thug of Hindustan’ directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya costarring, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Shashank Arora and Jackie Shroff.