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Amitabh Bachchan slams media over Delhi rape case

Amitabh Bachchan —AFP Photo
Amitabh Bachchan —AFP Photo

The Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is reportedly angry with the media for not respecting the privacy of the Delhi gang-rape victim while being shifted to another location.

The 70-year-old actor, who was rushed to hospital a couple of years ago, recalled the difficulty he and his family faced because of the media frenzy, which delayed his treatment by 20 minutes.

"Lot of debate and discussion and comments on the media coverage of patient (Delhi gang-rape) being shifted in ambulance to another location ... patient privacy is an important element in the Constitutional Journals of Medical Ethics," he said. According to a report in Times of India.

"Couple of years ago when I was in an emergency and taken to hospital, media had blocked the ambulance door to such an extent that it took my family and the doctors 20 minutes to open the door to get me out, while I suffered pain inside, impatient to get immediate medical attention," he added.


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