My property will be shared equally between Abhishek, Shweta: Amitabh
Amitabh Bachchan has proved to be the ultimate supporter of feminism and women empowerment. He has recently revealed that his property will be divided equally between his son, Abhishek, and daughter, Shweta Nanda. This goes against the usual social norm, where daughters don't inherit their parental wealth, as after marriage, she is considered to be a part of her husband's family's lineage.
Further pushing the cause of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign as its ambassador, Bachchan has reiterated that his son alone will not have the full authority to his property. The 76-year-old, upon being asked about his will, said both his children will get equal share of his wealth. Notably, this is not the first time he has made this remarkable decision.
Earlier in 2017, the superstar took to Twitter to announce the same. On March 2, he posted a tweet with the hashtags, #WeAreEqual and #genderequality, along with a black and white picture showing him holding a placard, in which it was written, "When I die, the assets that I shall leave behind shall be shared equally between my daughter and my son! #GenderEquality #WeAreEqual."
It's a known fact that Big B treats both of his children equally, celebrating their individual achievements with the same excitement. Earlier this year, when Shweta's debut novel Paradise Towers became one of the bestselling fiction books, he wrote, "Nothing brings greater pride to a father than this achievement of a daughter. Daughters are special. From this little 'ghunghat (veil)' to the 'best seller'."
Nothing brings greater pride to a Father than this achievement of a DAUGHTER ! daughters are special .. From this little 'ghunghat' to the 'best seller GHAT' एक पिता के लिए अत्यधिक गर्व और आदर प्यार, बेटी की इस उपलब्धि पर ! बेटियाँ ख़ास होती हैं !! हमेशा !! इस नन्ही सी घूँघट ghughat ने ,न जाने कितने घाट ghat पार कर दिए ! 💓💓🙏🙏👏👏👏👏👏👏
In April, probably while shooting for a film, Bachchan shared a photo of himself with Abhishek sitting opposite to each other, and wrote the sweetest caption possible. "When he not just wears your shoes, but also shares the same number of chairs to sit on .. then he is not just a son, but your dearest friend," he wrote on Instagram.
On the work front, Bachchan is currently hosting the eleventh season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Unveiled on August 19, the show is already a hit among audiences, and the veteran actor is ensuring that it remains that way through his heart warming gestures. Recently he touched the feet of social activist Sindhutai, a guest at the show, despite being older to her.
Meanwhile, apart from KBC, Bachchan is gearing up for his two big releases this year: Surender Reddy's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy with South superstar Chiranjeevi and Nagraj Manjule's Jhund. Besides, he is working on Ayan Mukerji's much-anticipated fantasy drama, Brahmastra, co-starring Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt. Bachchan will also share the screen with Ayushmann Khurrana in Gulabo Sitabo, and Emraan Hashmi in Chehre.