Mumbai, Nov 30 : Bollywood 'shahenshah' Amitabh Bachchan has slammed a section of media for subjecting his act of keeping a gun under his pillow to mockery.
"It is a pity that the "intellectual media" portrays the incident of the gun under my pillow as one of ridicule and mirth. Of one that reflects a fear on my part and that makes an absurd simile with my characters on screen and that of the real," Bachchan wrote on his blog.
"It is a shame that the mettle of my comment was not put across in the context of its entirety, thereby bisecting the thought and making it weak.
"The act of pulling out my revolver is a symbolic metaphor, a figure of speech, to demonstrate my complete loss of faith in the system and in the governance, in providing me, a citizen of India, with my rightful sense of security," he added.
According to the star, the respondents on his blog had taunted and subjected his comments to mockery.
He added that his critics on the Internet had written about what they would have done had they been in his place.
"I keep my security according to my own assessment of my vulnerability. When you will wear my shoes, and I do hope that you do one day, you shall also be subjected to the kind of vulnerability that I and many others like me face each day. Perhaps then you would be better placed to appreciate the hollowness of your accusation," he said.
On Thursday, Bachchan had written: "Last night, as the events of the terror attack unfolded in front of me I did something for the first time and one that I hoped never ever to be in a situation to do. Before retiring for the night, I pulled out my licensed .32 revolver, loaded it and put it under my pillow. For a very disturbed sleep," he added.