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Leaked emails show Hillary Clinton asked about Amitabh Bachchan

A leaked email of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shows that she had once asked her close aide about Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

world Updated: Nov 04, 2016 23:23 IST
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US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gets off her campaign plane in Moon, Pennsylvania, on November 4.
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gets off her campaign plane in Moon, Pennsylvania, on November 4.(REUTERS)

A leaked email of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shows that she had once asked her close aide about Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Jose A DelReal, national political reporter with The Washington Post, posted a picture on Twitter of a leaked Clinton email, in which the former US secretary of state had asked her Pakistani-origin aide Huma Abedin about Bachchan.

The July 2011 email had been sent by Clinton to Abedin in which she asked: “What’s the name of the famous older Indian actor we met a few years ago?”.

To the question, Abedin replied: “Amitabh bachan (sic).”

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The leaked email does not give further details as to why and in what context was Clinton asking about the 74-year-old Bachchan.

The cache of leaked emails have been a headache for Clinton and just as the elections entered their last crucial lap FBI director James Comey sent a letter to the Congress about a renewed inquiry concerning her emails.

Abedin is currently in the middle of a political storm after FBI started reviewing some 650,000 emails found on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner,

This may be related to the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term.