Police complaint against Amitabh Bachchan for singing ‘incorrect’ anthem

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2016 22:07 IST
Amitabh Bachchan sang the national anthem at Eden Gardens in Kolkata before the India-Pak match. (Twitter)

Amitabh Bachchan’s soulful rendition of the national anthem before the India- Pakistan match gave goosebumps to all Indians on Saturday and set the perfect mood for a high voltage match as it tugged at the core of our heart.

But now, Ullhas PR, who makes short films, has filed a police complaint against the Bollywood superstar, accusing him of taking more time than mandated while singing the national anthem during the Twenty20 World Cup clash between India and Pakistan.

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It’s worth noticing, that Ullhas is the same man who had lodged a complaint against Aamir Khan following the release of his film PK, in which he referred to policemen as “thulla”.

The complaint was lodged at the New Ashok Nagar police station in east Delhi on Monday.

Bachchan sang the national anthem on Saturday at the Eden Garden in Kolkata along with thousands at the sprawling stadium -- before the high-voltage match began.

Ullhas told IANS: “Amitabh Bachchan sang the national anthem in 1 minute 10 seconds while the mandatory time is 52 seconds. One can take two or three seconds more or less while singing the national anthem but Amitabh crossed the mandated time limit.”

In his complaint, Ullhas also said that Bachchan used the word “Sindhu” in place of “Sindh” while singing the anthem.

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The filmmaker had on November 25 last year filed a police complaint against Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan for his remarks on intolerance in the country.

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