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My daughter is off limits: Abhishek on Twitter abuse


Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was recently trolled on Twitter by a user, says that being a public figure he is open to “bouquets and brickbats” but daughter Aaradhya is off limits.

Recently, a Twitter user commented that Abhishek’s daughter Aaradhya would not like his movies like “Drona” and “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” when she grows up.

Abhishek retorted sharply and slammed the user for bringing his daughter into the picture, following which the tweet was deleted.

“I do understand that both me and my wife and my parents (Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan) are public figures but my daughter is off limits. I am not here to talk about her. I said what I had to,” the actor said when asked about the incident at an event here.

The “All Is Well” star is active on social networking sites and has learnt to take things in his stride.

“I wasn’t deeply hurt. This is something I am used to. I always have this attitude that if you can’t stand the heat then get out of the location. If you are on public platform you have to be ready for brickbats and the bouquets … and I am fine with that. I have always taken things in my stride.”

Abhishek also said that he appreciates the fact that the tweet was deleted as the guy probably realised that he had gone a bit too far in what he had to say.

“He apologised and removed the tweet… I appreciate that. I think when you are in public domain it is important to allow freedom of speech… it is a constitutional right. But it is also important to take objection… it is my platform and he tweeted something to me, I replied. If you are on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram this is going to happen… it’s healthy, fine and fun most of the times,” he added.

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