Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has responded to the photo that went viral in April 2015 claiming that he had dined in "golden thali" (plates).
In April, reports were doing the rounds that "Piku" actor Amitabh Bachchan had dined with the Kalyan family on a dining set that cost Rs 65 crore. The photo went viral on social media platforms with a caption "Kalyan jeweller's family is having lunch with Amitabh Bachchan in gold plates."
However, Big B has now dismissed these claims and shared a message from actor Prabhu on his blog. He also clarified that the lunch, hosted by Shri Ramkumar, Shri Prabhu Ganesan and family, was served on thalis, which was not made of gold.
He went on to add that it was a "Golden Moment, Not Golden Thali".
Shri Amitabh Bachchan, was visiting our home for the first time after our father,Shr.Sivaji Ganesan's passing.The visit of Mr.Bachchan was very special to our family.He came home to pay respect to my father and spend time with our family.It was a traditional,vegetarian lunch. It was served on banana leaves on copper coloured plates and utensils.The plates and vessels are not gold as some people are making them out to be.It was a very sentimental occasion for us.Please don't try to turn this special occasion into a joke.
- Prabhu Ganesan
for the family of Shri.Sivaji Ganesan
After positing Prabhu's message, Big B added that, "Clarifications in today's times if not done, tend to be treated as a given fact. I would not have considered this, but I think that with the kind of facilities available in the communication medium, it is imperative that we utilise this opportunity to give perhaps a clearer picture ..."