The Bachchans are very angry over false news published by Mumbai Mirror saying that Aishwarya Rai is suffering from stomach tuberculosis and that is why she can not conceive. After this news came out, the Bachchan family became very angry. The Mumbai Mirror and Filmfare, which are owned by Times Group, published this news. The Bachchan family has a very good relationship with the Times Group. But they have sent a legal notice to the editor of the Mumbai Mirror asking for a retraction and public apology. Regarding this news, Amitabh Bachchan said,
"We have informed Filmfare that neither will Aishwarya be performing at the event, for which all preparations had been made and neither shall any of us be attending”.
The Bachchan is very angry that the newspaper did not publish a formal apology letter. However, Mumbai Mirror editor talked to the Bachchans over the phone and said sorry to them in private. However, Bachchans are not happy with this. They said that you can not just embarrass people publicly and then say sorry in private. Along with the Bachchans, director R. Balakrishnan, who directed Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek starrer Paa, also decided to stay away from the event to show support to the family.