"Celebrities are not aliens, they are humans"
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is amazed by the constant scrutiny on celebrities' lives by the media. The 69-year-old actor's daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai has received loads of media attention due to her post-pregnancy weight and Bachchan says celebrities are like any other human being.
"Celebrity interest is not just an Indian phenomena, it is worldwide too. If you are celebrity, this is the cross you shall perforce have to carry with a smile. Do no wrong and you shall be safe, but be prepared for the worst even when a small wrong has been done. Celebrities are not some outer world aliens, they are as human as you and me.
"Mistakes and errors will be made and shall be highlighted. The courage and strength to continuously face it, is what counts. Some do a marvellous job, others succumb. Some make light of it, others get affected," he wrote on his blog. PTI