WT20: Amitabh Bachchan to sing National Anthem before Indo-Pak match

Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will sing the National Anthem before the start of the marquee India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match at the Eden Gardens March 19.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Bachchan has confirmed the development by retweeting a post in his official Twitter handle while sources in the Cricket Association of Bengal today said this was an effort by its president Sourav Ganguly.

"The president was involved and the plan was on for a long time," CAB sources said.

While the 'Big B' will sing the National Anthem in his signature baritone, Pakistan will also make their presence felt with classical singer Shafaqat Amanat Ali who is slated to sing the Pakistani National Anthem.

  • s.narayana16-Mar-2016

    Why this hype ???????? singing national anthem by a celebrity. Already the relationship has been strained between the two countries. Why to add fuel to fire and provoke them. After all its a game and we should take it in that spirit only. No where in the history for a preliminary match , national anthem being sung. Please enjoy the game and not to politicize

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