Amitabh Bachchan, who recently tested negative for COVID-19 and was discharged from Nanavati Hospital, has responded to a woman on Facebook who accused him of “advertising” for the hospital where he was admitted. She said that she has “totally lost respect” for him. Amitabh was discharged from the Nanavati hospital on Sunday after spending 23 days in the isolation ward of the hospital. His son Abhishek Bachchan is still undergoing treatment for the novel coronavirus at the same hospital whereas daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan had recovered a few days back.
A woman complained about the hospital in the comments section of one of his posts that her 80-year-old father wrongly tested positive for Covid-19 at the hospital and suffered bed sores as the doctors didn’t take proper care of him. She wrote, “Mr Amitabh its really sad the kind of advertisement you’re doing for a hospital like that who don’t care about human life and only want to make money...Sorry but totally lost respect for you.”
Responding to her comment, Big B wrote, “Jhanvi ji .. I am truly sorry to learn of what your dear and respected Father had to go through and the subsequent problems he developed. I have been in and out of Hospitals from a young age and with medical conditions that have all been extremely severe. There is a certain Code of Conduct in the medical profession and I have noticed that the doctors specialists nurses management all put the utmost in the care of the patient on hand.”
He added, “Yes lab tests can go wrong, but there are several other tests and conditions from which the assessment is made of any particular ailment. No hospital or doctor in my limited experience has ever not followed a code of conduct, or deliberately done adverse treatments for any commercial gain. This I shall humbly disagree with.”
“NO .. I do not advertise for the Hospital, I want to thank them for THE care and treatment that I got from Nanavati I shall and have done it for every Hospital that I have been admitted to and SHALL CONTINUE TO DO SO WITH GREAT RESPECT I! You may have lost respect for me but let me tell you Jhanvi ji , I shall never loose respect for the medical profession and the Doctors of my country . And one last thing .. MY RESPECT AND RESPECTABILITY is not going to be judged by you.”
Not only this, Big B gave a befitting reply to another hate comment. Amul in its latest topical celebrated Big B’s discharge. The dairy company shared a topical advertisement on social media and captioned it, “#Amul Topical: Amitabh Bachchan returns home from hospital!” The punchline on the ad reads, “AB beats C. Homecoming gift.” A troll who thought that the ad was paid for wrote, "Kam se kam muft mein toh amulya nahin bane honge... tay rakam li hogi. Saal-dar-saal badhi hogi (In the process of making you invaluable, they must have given you a fair amount of money, which must have grown with each passing year)."
To this, Amitabh replied, "Bahut badi galat faimi mein chal rahe hain aap, miyan. Jab sach na maloom ho toh aapne swachh mukh ko swachh rakhiye! Na to main Amul ko endorse karta hoon aur na kabhi kiya hain. Teer chalaane se pehle soch samajh lena chahiye, nahin toh woh aap pe hi aakar geerega, jaise ki ab hua hai. Teer ki jagah, jo muhawraa is vishaye par, woh kisi aur padaarth ka varnan karta hai. Meri sabhya parvarish ne mujhe us ka varnan karne se rok diya (You are living with a wrong impression, sir. If you don't know the truth, it's better to keep quiet. I do not endorse Amul and have never done so in the past. Before you shoot an arrow, watch out that it might just land on you, like it has in this case. In fact, in place of an arrow, there is an idiom that comes to my mind which describes another thing. My civilised upbringing prevents me from using it)."