The Canadian Tamil community which is no less than 300,000-strong has hailed Amitabh as the “great ambassador for mankind” for not attending the IIFA ceremony in Colombo.
“Big B is really big. This name suits him, and he is our hero today. We Tamils salute him. By not going to Sri Lanka, Big B stands tall among Tamils around the world,” said Canadian Tamil Congress national spokesman David Poopalapillai in Toronto.
“Tamils are proud of Big B, his family and all the Indian actors who refused to become hosts of Sri Lanka which has innocent Tamil blood on its hands. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Bachchan has shown that he cares for us. He has shown to the world that he is a great ambassador for mankind and a great champion of human rights, the Tamil leader said.
Poopalapillai also has said the Tamil Diaspora would “suitably reciprocate” his gesture at appropriate time.
Tamils around the world has been condemning the Bollywood for helping the Sri Lankan government to hide its alleged war crimes by conducting the IIFA event in Colombo.