Few days ago there was a buzz that Amitabh Bachchan is Narendra Modi’s presidential candidate in the upcoming elections. The nation went berserk over the news. While mostly expressed their concern, many were happy stating that the superstar is indeed the best choice.
No wonder, earlier Amitabh Bachchan was also declared as the ambassador of Incredible India Campaign post the government ousted Aamir Khan after his intolerance remark.
Amitabh Bachchan Was Zeroed in, to Become the Next Ambassador
The government removed Aamir Khan from the Incredible India campaign post his contract got over. His contract was not renewed despite the fact that he’s work as an ambassador was good. Interestingly, he wasn’t even taking any fees. Next, buzz was that Senior actor Amitabh Bachchan who was the face of Polio campaign and Gujarat tourism would take over from where the Satyamev Jayate host left.
However, now it seems that the government has delayed the entire process of signing and finalizing the star as the brand ambassador of ‘Atulya Bharat’ as his name is part of the controversial Panama Papers leak.
Amitabh Bachchan’s Name is in the Panama Papers Leak
From a past few days Amitabh Bachchan is surrounded by controversies. Few days ago, the Indian Express released a list of names of those people whose names are part of the Panama Papers. Now the names include many Indian industrialists as well as actors who own offshore entities. Without saying, the entire thing is done to evade tax and this is the reason why each of the names present in the list was under the scanner. Interestingly, two big names figured in the list – one is Amitabh Bachchan and other is his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
While Aishwarya Rai has been avoiding any sort of question regarding Panama Papers, Amitabh Bachchan said the following in a statement –
“I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express – Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd. I have never been a director of any of the above stated companies. It is possible that my name has been misused.”
The Government is not so keen to Keep Big B before He’s Given a Clean Chit
Though the government had finalized Senior Bachchan, post the controversy they are in two minds now. Buzz is that the government is not convinced and are carrying their investigation as per the regulations.
A source quoted by ANI said that a decision was supposed to be taken this month, but it has now been delayed. The final decision will be taken only after a clean chit is given to Amitabh Bachchan. The controversy has certainly put the senior actor in a soup. No wonder, it has damaged his reputation to a great extent. What do you think?