"I think (because of TB) there is a discrimination in the society especially against young women who are to get married and those who are married... They are like (thrown) out of house. It is worst that Indian women have to go through something which can be detected and cured," Bachchan said.
He was addressing reporters at an event wherein the US Ambassador to India Richard Verma launched the 'Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-free India' campaign in presence of veteran industrialist Ratan Tata.
"Married women are facing stigma, they are made alien. It is a myth that people get inflicted by the disease. People are treated like barriers. This (perception of society towards TB patients in general) is wrong and needs to be corrected," he said.
The goal of the drive is to engage corporate sector to strengthen Union government's 'Call to Action for a TB -free India, launched in April.    

"I happily agreed to be part of this campaign for the country. I feel obliged to Government of India, to the Embassy and Ratan Tata," Bachchan said.
On the occasion, Bachchan recalled how he contracted TB in 2000 and then fought back. "I had worked on TB with MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai). We did events like awareness programme. I did suffer from TB in year 2000 and it was detected by accident. I did undergo treatment with a heavy dosage of medicines. If it can happen to me it can happen to anybody, but there is cure for it," the veteran actor said.



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