Mumbai, January 23
Actor Amitabh Bachchan’s comment praising Gita Gopinath’s beauty during an episode of “Kaun Banega Crorepati” may have floored the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist, but many on social media took offence to it.
Gopinath took to Twitter and shared a clip from the game show, in which Bachchan asked the candidate on the hot seat to identify the person shown on the screen. “The economist seen in this image has been the chief economist of which organisation since 2019,” the veteran actor asked as Gopinath’s image was splashed on the screen. He then said, “Her face is so beautiful that no one can relate her to the economy.”
An elated Gopinath posted: “Ok, I don’t think I will ever get over this. As a HUGE fan of Big B @SrBachchan, the Greatest of All Time, this is special!”
However, many found Big B’s comment to be sexist. “… Gita Gopinath should’ve returned the compliment by saying, ‘His brain is so small that nobody would associate him with intelligence’,” tweeted a user. — PTI