I have not been formally approached for ‘Atulya Bharat’, says Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday sought to put a lid on speculation that government is having second thoughts on engaging him for ‘Incredible India’ campaign after his name appeared in Panama paper leaks, saying he has not been “formally” approached for the task.

The Big B said, “There have been queries from the media regarding my being brand ambassador for ‘Atulya Bharat’ (Incredible India). I wish to state that I have not been formally approached for this position.”

Issuing a statement, Bachchan, 73, said: “The speculation of the media regarding its discontinuance is, therefore, not relevant as far as I am concerned.”

His clarification came following reports that his name has been “put on hold for the brand ambassador’s role” after figuring in Panama papers, according to tourism ministry sources.
“His name would be considered only if he comes clean on the issue,” they added.

(With Agency Inputs)

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