Amitabh Bachchan says its Embarrassing when foreigners call India ‘land of rapes’

New Delhi: The National Award-winning actor Amitabh Bachchan who is seen playing a lawyer in Pink says he feels embarrassed when he goes abroad and people there call India, the land of rapes.

Amitabh mentioned.“The aim behind making Pink was to send its message as strongly as possible. I want people outside to recognise what is happening (in India). It’s very embarrassing when you visit a foreign country and you see people there talking to you and say, ‘Oh you are from India, the land of rape’. It’s very embarrassing. I want that to go. I hate it when I go abroad and people say, ‘You are from a third world country or you are from a developing country’. Why do they call us that? We all must work towards that and make it (India) a first world country and not a developing, but as a developed country.”

He said, “We should not say that Mumbai is safer than Delhi or vice versa. We are a country and women should be safe in every part. If an incident occurs in Delhi the whole nation feels bad and gets worried. The issue is about the whole nation or universal.”

Bachchan said, “If girls are asked about their virginity, then boys should also be questioned. There should be no discrimination.

“If a girl is asked there is always a question mark, as if it is something very wrong, but when it comes to boys, there is an exclamation mark denoting that they have done something great.”

Amitabh even wrote a letter to his granddaughters Aaradhya and Navya Naveli, on teachers day in which he spoke about gender issues, marriage and various other issues.

He said he also feels that there should be a letter for boys too, “I think you are right. This should happen. I always feel that if we need to bring any change in the society, then we need to look after our children from childhood. We should tell them what is wrong and what is right. We all are equal.”

He also revealed that what ever the values he posses its all because of his mother. “First of all my mother (late Teji Bachchan). If you see any values in me, you need to credit my mother for it.”