WT20: Amitabh Bachchan didn't charge fee for singing national anthem, says CAB

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.

WT20: Amitabh Bachchan didn't charge fee for singing national anthem, says CAB
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan (C) sings the Indian national anthem ahead of the start of the World T20 cricket tournament match between India and Pakistan at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on March 19, 2016. Pic/AFP

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

A report in the 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.

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  • Surojit Dass21-Mar-2016

    I fell so proud that my idol the person I look up to in difficult times as a fighter and a man with immense dignity and qualities my MR. AMITABH could people stoop so low so as to even think that he would do that, some people are adored my MAA LAKSHMI they don't not have to do such cheap things to earn money its money which follows them.Surojit Dass

  • seema21-Mar-2016

    I was waiting eagerly to hear Amit Ji's sing National Anthem. No doubt he sang it very beautifully, effortlessly and calmly in total rhythm. I think he should be called Ambassador of India in every field.

  • larry, usa20-Mar-2016

    Wonder CM of chotta Pakistan Mamta knew National AnthemAlso Kids should sing also

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