Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has questioned the tradition of cutting cake and blowing candles on birthdays.
Big B said as per Indian traditions, blowing out earthen lamps is considered inauspicious. He also said “why do we blow out candles on the birthdays of our near and dear ones if it’s inauspicious.”
These questions that have been raised by the ‘Abhimaan’ actor via a tweet on his official Twitter handle have received mixed response with some people supporting him and some slamming him by calling him ‘sanskari’.
T 2500 – ये birthday पर cake की प्रथा क्या है ? फिर candle और उसे बुझाने की प्रथा क्या ? हमारे यहाँ तो दिया बुझ जाए तो अच्छा शगुन नहीं होता pic.twitter.com/c5IAcbSeIW
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 29, 2017
On work front, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ with Aamir Khan and in ‘102 Not Out’ with Rishi Kapoor. He also has a special role in R Balki-directed ‘Padman’ starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.