Prakash Raj takes a dig at Amitabh Bachchan for silence on Kathua case

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Prakash Raj recently slammed megastar Amitabh Bachchan for not commenting on the Kathua rape case. The actor called Amitabh Bachchan a ‘coward’ over his silence against the brutal gang-rape and murder/

Speaking to journalist Barkha Dutt, the actor said, “I requested him. It’s my right. He’s got a wonderful voice. I wanted him to speak up. He just said, ‘I don’t want to speak about it.’ But sir, it’s so dirty that you have speak up. Because Kathua rape to me is not that somebody belonging to a religion didn’t do it. But the reason it was done to threaten a group of people to leave that place. And just because they are from your party, you will go an stand by them. Protest for them. This is not done.”

When asked what he expected from Bachchan, he said, “I wanted him (Bachchan) to say that ‘stop this.’

“It was a request. I feel that as artists we are also a consistency of our society. When artists become coward, we will become the reason for the society to become coward,” he added.

“I think so. What have I got to gain? I respect him for what he (Bachchan) is but I am requesting him to ‘please join hand, it’s important.’ You are not talking against a party. You are talking against an issue, a thought process, which is not right for this country,” he further.

“I want to grow up…Why don’t you (Bachchan) realise that you are rich enough to lose. They asked me ‘Prakash have you lost anything.’ I tell them ‘don’t ask me as an economist. I am rich enough to lose,” he concluded.