Sourav Ganguly confirms Amitabh Bachchan did not take a rupee to sing anthem
Amitabh Bachchan’s emotional rendition of the national anthem before the Indo- Pak match gave goosebumps to any or all Indians on Saturday and set the proper mood for a high voltage match because it tugged at the core of our heart. however after that a report went viral on social media claiming Amitabh Bachchan took 4 crores to be gift and sing the anthem. whereas it’s not a criminal offense for an actor to charge appearance fee, several fans were shocked and puzzled if patriotism was additionally an ‘act’.
Now all such rumours will be set to rest as CAB President Sourav Ganguly went on the record to mention that big B did not take a dime to sing the national anthem at Eden Gardens. Anandabazar Patrika quoted him saying,” Mr Bachchan is one and solely,a special person. i’m everlastingly grateful to him” He further said, ” can you ever imagine somebody paying Rs 30 lakhs of his own pocket to perform? He reserved his own flight, bought his own tickets and even paid the hotel bills. I literally begged him to take some money but he said that i’m doing it for love and there’s no question of cash being involved”.
Bachchan also surprised CAB folks with his enthusiasm when he insisted on a rehearsal even when the weather condition was far from excellent. He was a picture of concentration speaking terribly less before the event, focusing on the song he had to deliver. And along with his majestic baritone, he indeed delivered what he supposed to.