Amitabh Bachchan rendering India’s National Anthem before the start was the key highlight of the India- Pakistan Match. The world witnessed Bollywood’s Shahenshah singing “Jana Gana Mana” and there would have been no better start for the clash. His strong voice provided goosebumps to every Indian and it became the hot topic on social media.
Whole India was overwhelmed listening to Amitabh Bachchan crooned the National Anthem but soon the respecting emotions turned into dismay when the rumours started spreading that Mr. Bachchan took Rs 4 crore to sing the anthem. Major Bollywood and cricket fans were hurt and disappointed to hear this news.
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But India’s ex-captain and the head of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Sourav Ganguly shattered these rumours by confirming that Amitabh has not charged a single penny for singing the National Anthem. Sourav also said that the popular Bollywood actor not only paid for his air tickets but rented a hotel on his own and spent 30 lakhs from his pocket. He also told that he begged Amitabh to accept some amount but he refused by saying that he is doing it out of love.
The enthusiasm of Amitabh Bachchan is not only appreciable but also unmatched. The legendary actor once again proved that he will be Shehanshah, no matter what people think.
21 March, 2016
Avni S. Singh