EYES PAISE: blindness no longer comes cheap

For an upcoming film called ZamanatAmitabh Bachchan, who plays the role of a blind lawyer in it, is reported to have bought a pair of Italian sunglasses worth Rs 2.7 lakh. A sign of how particular Big B is about his role or a sign of typically mindless Bollywood ostentation? Of course, it is his money and he is entitled to do what he pleases (he has apparently gifted the glasses to the movie's director S. Ramanathan), but what could have Rs 270,000 have fetched a few needy blind children?

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