I would like to be a journalist: Amitabh


New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose antipathy towards the media is well known, Wednesday said he "would like to be a journalist".

"I would like to be a journalist. In fact in my interviews that I had given in the 1970s, I mentioned during most of them that I want to become a journalist in my next life," Amitabh told reporters here.

"I say this because I feel that it is a very difficult task since sometimes your conscience doesn't match with reality and that's where you want to go home and tear yourself apart and take a decision," he added.

This, from the 66-year-old who has been castigating the media and journalists on his blog www.bigb.bigadda.com that he started in 2008.

Amitabh was in the capital to promote his forthcoming film "Rann" about the Indian media. He plays the head of a 24-hour news channel.

Helmed by Ram Gopal Varma, "Rann" also has actors Paresh Rawal and Reitesh Deshmukh in pivotal roles.