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Case filed against Amitabh Bachhan for singing Indian national anthem ‘incorrectly’

NEW DELHI: Following strong backlash against Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali at home for ‘wrong’ rendition of national anthem, it’s now turn of legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachhan who is also facing similar accusations by some in India.

In a latest development, a complaint has been filed against megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the Ashok Nagar Police Station in New Delhi, alleging that he sang the Indian national anthem incorrectly, during the World T20 clash between India and Pakistan.

According to DNA India, said that one Ulhas PR, who had filed a similar complaint at Juhu police station against Big B, also alleged that the Bollywood megastar had been singing the anthem incorrectly even during pro-Kabaddi league.

The complainant stated that the national anthem sung by Bachchan had used ‘wrong words’, while its duration had been 1 minute 22 seconds instead of 52 seconds as is the norm.

FIR copy (in Hindi).

FIR copy (in Hindi).

Earlier there were reports that the actor charged 4 crores as his appearance fee during the match. However, CAB President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly had clarified that Amitabh did not ‘charge a single penny’ for his performance. Instead, Ganguly said that Bachchan had paid Rs 30 lakhs from his own pocket for his travel and stay in Kolkata.

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