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Amitabh Bachchan suggests his assets will be divided equally between Abhishek and Shweta

The superstar's move is an attempt to speak in favour of gender equality.

Our Correspondent

Amitabh Bachchan has championed for various causes over the years, most notably empowerment of women. Ahead of International Women's Day (8 March), the superstar has set an example in gender equality by declaring that after he is gone, his assets will be shared equally by his son Abhishek and daughter Shweta Nanda.

The actor (74) declared his intention on Twitter: 

In 2016, Forbes had listed Amitabh among the highest paid celebrities in the world placing him at the 18th position with an income of $20 million (approx. Rs133 crore).