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Amitabh takes on Ramadoss again
May 09, 2008 21:00 IST
Actor Amitabh Bachchan [Images] on Friday utilised the reinstatement of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Director P Venugopal to take another dig at Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, with whom the actor had had a war of words over on-screen smoking.
"Minister Ramadoss has had a bad day today," Bachchan said in his blog.
He said, "Dr Venugopal, the renowned and most qualified director who headed AIIMS, the national medical institute, and who was most unceremoniously removed from his post, is back after winning in the Honourable Supreme Court ".
The Bollywood superstar had hit out at the Union Health Minister earlier in his blog, after the latter advised actors to desist from enacting drinking and smoking scenes.
Bachchan went on to make another observation about the consumption of alchohol. "The Times carried a bold review of some of our statements on the desirability of banning of drinking scenes in films. But on the very next page, it carried an even bolder review of the massive increase in production of wine in the country, accompanied by glorified figures of past and present statistics," he wrote.
"Mr Ramadoss, the government is taking pride in the increased production of alcohol and you want actors to stop drinking scenes because they encourage alcoholism. Tell me, how are you expecting the consumption of this enhanced wine production in the land?" he queried.