Amitabh Bachchan charged no fee to sing national anthem at Ind-Pak T20 match


Mar,21 2016 11:16:44 IST

Kolkata: India's cine megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not take any appearance fee for singing the national anthem in the India-Pakistan World Twenty 20 clash, confirmed a senior official of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Sunday.

Amitabh Bachchan. Reuters

Amitabh Bachchan. Reuters

India beat Pakistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday night.

A report on social media claimed that the megastar had taken Rs.4 crore to sing the national anthem and be present for the gala pre-match ceremony where former cricketers were felicitated.

Many fans reacted to the report with some questioning his patriotism.

However, a top CAB official cleared the air on Sunday.

“No, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan did not take any money from us,” the official told IANS.

The 73-year-old actor reportedly also booked his flight tickets and paid his hotel bills himself.


Updated Date: Mar 21, 2016 11:16 AM