Amitabh Bachchan to divide assets equally between son Abhishek and daughter Shweta

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has never shied away from taking a stand on social issues, took to the micro-blogging site recently and posted a strong message which can surely change the way people think in our country and elsewhere as well.

Amitabh Bachchan to divide assets equally between son Abhishek and daughter Shweta

Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who has never shied away from taking a stand on social issues, took to the micro-blogging site recently and posted a strong message which can surely change the way people think in our country and elsewhere as well.

Big B on Thursday tweeted an image which said, “When I die, the assets I shall leave behind, shall be shared equally between my daughter and my son #genderequality #WeAreEqual.”




Big B has two children — actor Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Shweta Nanda.

Such an inspiring and strong declaration coming from a stalwart like Bachchan senior can make a difference at a time when gender equality certainly remains one of the most pressing and debatable issues in our country.

The move has a lot of relevance in India where traditionally a father bequeaths his all to his sons. Despite courts coming to the aid of beleaguered daughters, the tradition continues as is.

Amitabh is a big proponent of gender equality and has been in the news this year for his film Pink. The film is about how patriarchy-driven India looks at women and expects them to live by a regressive code. Amitabh played a lawyer in the courtroom drama.

Women’s Day will be celebrated on March 8.