The LA Times has become the first major news media of the west to publish an article on actor Amitabh Bachchan’s role in inciting the 1984 Sikh Massacre.

” Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country’s wildly popular version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

So when Bachchan made a foray into Hollywood with a small role in the 2013 film “The Great Gatsby,” it was big news in his home country.

For a small group of U.S. Sikhs, it was also an opportunity.

The group has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. making the improbable argument that Bachchan’s work with a U.S. film company gives American courts the ability to hold him responsible for the massacre of thousands of Sikhs in India three decades ago.

The group alleges that the actor, now 72, made statements that incited a violent mob”

Read rest of the article here: LA Times

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