For Big B masses are true trade guiders not reviewers

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday thanked all his fans and well wishers for the support and warm response to his latest release `Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap` even as he questioned the integrity of film reviewers, whose opinion apparently sways the commercial results of a venture.

"There is need to acknowledge the tremendous amount of voluntary work done by the fan clubs, the EF, the TwFmXt and all other admirers and well wishers for the phenomenal work done by them all for the promotion and awareness of BHTB.

Thank you. And my sincere thanks to each and every individual that went out beyond the call of duty to express solidarity with the cause…the movie," Bachchan said on his blog.

Directed by Puri Jagannath `Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap` starring Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sonu Sood, Raveena Tandon and Sonal Chauhan released yesterday.

"The audience reactions to me have been the ultimate judge of merit of film…there are several pundits, both self styled and appointed to give the gory details of why particular films run or not, or what their prospects shall be in the future. By the fact that they are the yard sticks, or considered yardsticks that mould opinion in the market, they are a revered lot," Bachchan said.

In an almost 100 year Industry filled with so many makers artists producers, to have a couple of gentlemen that decide fate and success factors of the national cinema, does sound a bit incongruous. So what is surprising for me is that two individuals or three or even thirty have the power and capability of being able to assess the choice, likeness and dislikeness of a billion people, he said.

But the 68-year-old actor says its the audience response that matters to him the most.

"For me though the people and the masses are the true trade guiders. They make or break us. They go and spend the kind of money that gives them access to our work and therefore, they get all my acceptance marks when judgement is to be confirmed," Bachchan said. .