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Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar may skip Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

amitabh-bachchan-lata-mangeshkar "She has been invited, but she won't be attending the swearing-in ceremony as she cannot travel at this age," sources close to Lata Mangeshkar told PTI
Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: May 26, 2014 2:47 pm

Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan may give Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony a miss in Delhi on Monday (May 26) while a host of Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Vivek Oberoi will attend the function.

Narendra Modi, who led BJP to an unprecedented victory, is taking oath as the 15th prime minister of the country at a function to be held in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening.

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and 84-year-old Lata Mangeshkar’s names reportedly figure on the guest list.

“She has been invited, but she won’t be attending the swearing-in ceremony as she cannot travel at this age,” sources close to Lata Mangeshkar told PTI.

According to sources, Big B is busy shooting. “He is busy shooting. Don’t think he is going,” sources said.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted about two hours ago that he was going for  a shoot. “Ok… off for the shot, its ready… cannot keep the crew
waiting… love to all… see you later in the evening or night or early,” the 71-year-old actor tweeted.

Salman Khan, who flew kite with Modi during a festival in Ahmedabad for promotion of his film ‘Jai Ho’ earlier this year, is already in Delhi to attend the ceremony.

Among the Bollywood personalities who will be attending the ceremony are Anupam Kher, Vivek Oberoi and Madhur Bhandarkar.

Actress Rekha and cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar from Mumbai have been invited for the function in their capacity as members of Rajya Sabha.

The BJP has a galaxy of film stars like Hema Malini, Paresh Rawal, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna, Kirron Kher and Smriti Irani as members of the party, who will be there.

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