Celebrity bloggers are a common specimen in both Bollywood and Hollywood. However, very few blog with the sincerity of Amitabh Bachchan. The Indian film industry legend, pens his thoughts almost daily at the BigB blog hosted by Blog Adda.
While the open platform provided by blogs offers a great way to communicate and connect with fans, the anonymity offered by the Internet also encourages mischief makers. Apparently one individual has been targeting Mr Bachchan and using the blog to submit derogatory and abusive comments. The concerned individual has also been sending abusive SMS messages for several months.
In an attempt to put an end to the matter, Mr Bachchan has filed a formal complaint with the cybercrime cell. This is what he had to say about this incident:
There is a serious effort by a member that writes and comments on this blog to use language and expression that is abusive,filthy and utterly disgusting. I have brought this to the notice of the authorities and corrective measures to see none of the stuff that comes from this foul mouthed individual shall ever be allowed on this platform. Any further attempt from this person shall now be under legal cyber space action, now very prominently activated in this country. Further more. This individual has been sending me the most unprintable abuse on sms on my phone. I have after great tolerance for many months now reported the matter to the police and they will be taking serious punitive action, not just in my country but in the country of the origin of these missives.
This blog, this platform, this home for our extended family members is a sacred and revered destination and any attempt to defile it shall be dealt with in the most severe manner.
Police officials claimed that they are yet to receive a complaint. However, in typical fashion, they promised to keep an eye out for further offenses.