Mumbai: 'Deeply shocked' and 'distressed' over the gangrape of a woman photojournalist in Mumbai, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said the pride in the name of Mumbai has taken a beating. He said it needs to be rectified soon.
"We have all been very distressed and extremely shocked at this most heinous kind of crime - the gangrape that has happened in Mumbai. This a huge tragedy and I must say this that the name of the city (Mumbai) has taken a beating and we need to rectify that," Big B said here during the launch of a ‘Kaun Banega Crorpati' 'Hot Seat Aapke Shehar' van.
A woman photojournalist was raped by five men in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound near Mahalaxmi railway station where she was on an assignment along with a male colleague here Thursday.
The police have caught all the five culprits.
"I hope the authorities will take the immediate steps and catch the culprits and put them through a very rigorous investigation, take them to the law and make sure that the law acts as soon as possible," added the 70-year-old.
Lamenting how the city, considered safe for women, has witnessed such a crime, Amitabh added: "We have always had great pride in this city... in the city that has been devoid of any kind of such incidents.
"Women have always been looked upon with grace and a lot of dignity and they have always felt very safe, irrespective of where they go or what they travelled in."