Superstar Amitabh Bachchan recently wrote a heartfelt open letter to his granddaughters, Navya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan. He expressed his concerns regarding being a woman in the society and advised his granddaughters to face the world with pride, to make their own choices.

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While many called the letter a 'must read' for every woman, it got its share of trolling and criticism too. The letter generated ample Twitter outrage, with some calling it a "publicity stunt" while other calling out Amitabh over his "hypocrisy" given how Aishwarya famously married a tree before tying the knot with his son Abhishek Bachchan.

Big B has now come forward and responded to his critics. He told Bollywood Hungama"What has been expressed in that letter has been within me from time. I have had such thoughts and beliefs always and have followed them in my environ and in my family. Working on Pink put me in direct touch with those emotions." 

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He further said, 

"In many ways the essence of the letter is what purports to be the essence of the concept of Pink. I have not spoken a single dialogue in Pink that does not have my belief in it. If I were not to be working in the film I would still have had no hesitation in publicly saying what I have said in the film. So, yes it was an emotional experience and moved by such, I felt like putting those words out."