Leading tabloid Mumbai Mirror had it coming when they posted a story on Amitabh Bachchan without authenticating it first. Mr. Bachchan who is one respectable figure with huge following of 22 million on micro-blogging website Twitter, slammed Mumbai Mirror out in public for manipulating the news and publishing misleading pictures of the Pink actor. Also Read - Amitabh Bachchan Shares His Health Update Post Eye Surgery, Says 'I Am Without Sight, But Sightless Not In My Path'

The said tabloid published picture of the 73-year-old actor along with the caption, “STRAY PLEA : A fan’s request to Amitabh Bachchan for a selfie at a studio in Mumbai did not yield any positive result.” The actor seemed really displeased, so much so that he posted the picture from the paper and along with it shared the selfie with the fan, apparently which was taken by the mentioned fan in the Mumbai Mirror story only. Also Read - Amitabh Bachchan Is Not Quitting Twitter - Check Tweet

Here is what Sr Bachchan tweeted: Also Read - Amitabh Bachchan took out his grievance about Facebook on Twitter, says it's sad that his page is not working anymore!

While a man of a stature as Amitabh Bachchan, could have ignored the news and went on with life paying no heeds to a tabloid story, but it seems this time Bachchan felt it was necessary. Fans of the actor asked him tweeting, why a personality as great as him is giving an explanation. To that he replied, “Because I want to”, and “Sometimes you must”. (ALSO READ: PINK trailer: Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer reveals the dark side of Indian society!)

Mumbai Mirror, earlier this week manipulated the headline of  an interview with coach Pullela Gopichand’s wife as well, in order to sensationalize.

As we said, Mumbai Mirror had it coming this time!