Karachi's heart still beats for Big B
Telefun is using Amitabh Bachchan's image as part of efforts to promote call-in programmes, quizzes.india Updated: Aug 12, 2006 19:40 IST
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan continued to dominate the streets of Karachi on Saturday despite the city government's orders for removal of billboards showing him in front of a Pakistani flag, as new hoardings came up with the star's image against a green background.
The publicity wing of Telefun, a private call-in entertainment company, while complying with the government's instructions, has placed new billboards and posters on all the major city streets showing Bachchan against a green background.
Telefun is using Bachchan's image as part of their efforts to promote their call-in programmes and quizzes. However, authorities in Karachi took objection to posters showing Bachchan in front of a Pakistani flag and ordered their removal.
"The city government's (initial) objection was justified and we understand their position. Now we have replaced the Pakistani flag with a green background to which the local administration should not have any objections," a spokesman of Telefun told.
Interestingly, Bachchan, who is immensely popular in Pakistan, has not been signed by Telefun nor he would be making any guest appearance in any of its shows.