The one question that India needs to answer is, which century is the country living in? I ask this because a lot of Twitter users behave as if they belong to the medieval era when women were considered pati vrata only when stayed somewhere around the feet of their revered husbands.
After Jayaji spoke in defense of the much-maligned film industry in parliament, neurotic netizens have been trolling Mr Bachchan.
Errrrr, where he does he come into this? Are we to presume that if during Obama’s presidency if someone didn’t like what Obama said in the Senate, his wife Michelle would have been trolled? Oh wait, this works only the other way. Husbands are supposed to be responsible for their wives’ conduct, and not vice versa. If Jaya made remarks in parliament that the professional abusers didn’t like then her husband must be pulled up for not “taming” his wife and “checking” her behaviour.
All you haters, you forget, we no longer consider wives to be the husband’s property to be used and controlled as per will. More importantly, Mr Bachchan gave up on politics long ago(in 1984). His wife is an independent individual. She didn’t seek her husband’s consent before quitting her career in 1973 to be a wife and mother. She hasn’t sought his permission to join politics.
So all those asking Mr Bachchan to ‘tame’ his wife should go get a life. And check the calendar. It’s 2020.