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Bachchan donates for Andhra farmers

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS

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Download Amitabh Bachchan's WallpapersThe plight of farmers in Andhra Pradesh moved Amitabh Bachchan so much that the superstar donated Rs.1.1 million for them.

"I wish we can focus on much larger issues than me," Bachchan told IANS.

"When I was shooting in Visakhapatnam for Anil Sharma's 'Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon', I read in the papers that farmers in Andhra Pradesh are committing suicide for loans for relatively small amounts of money like Rs.30,000, which they can't repay.

"I was almost in tears. Why can't we all extend a small hand of support to the needy?" The Rs.1.1 million donated by Bachchan has paid off 42 Andhra Pradesh farmers.

"There're other big industrialists who can come forward to bail out other farmers. Just rustle their pockets and lives are saved. It's unfortunate that I can't do more for people. The minute I do, political meanings are read into my action."


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