Complaint against Amitabh Bachchan for singing incorrect National Anthem before India vs Pakistan ICC World Twenty20 match

A complaint has been filed against the actor who had sung the national anthem ahead of the India vs Pakistan encounter at Eden Gardens.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 22, 2016 1:55 pm
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A complaint was filed against superstar Amitabh Bachchan at Ashok Nagar police station, New Delhi on Monday for allegedly singing incorrectly the national anthem during the World T20 clash between India and Pakistan.

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The complaint filed by Ulhas PR states that the anthem was sung incorrectly and was of 1 minute and 22 seconds (as against the 52 seconds approximately according to the guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs).

Bachchan was present at the Eden Garden grounds and he sang the National Anthem before the match began.

Earlier there were reports that the actor had charged Rs. 4 crore as his appearance fee during the match. However, top Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official cleared the air, confirming that Bachchan didn’t charge a single penny.

READ: Amitabh Bachchan didn’t charge a penny for singing the National Anthem

Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly was quoted by Anandabazar Patrika that Bachchan paid a sum of Rs 30 lakh out of his own pocket for his stay and travel to Kolkata.

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    Gavin
    Mar 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm
    Indian express should be shot with cow dung for the heading "Complaint against Amitabh Bachchan for singing incorrect national anthem". Incorrect anthems means that it's an anthem representing a different country. Anthem incorrectly means what's explained in the article body. Shame on the editor.
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      MyTake
      Mar 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm
      After God created all the humans he probably made the Indians out of the left overs! Can't decide whether to ign trash or human value!
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        MyTake
        Mar 22, 2016 at 8:51 am
        Nehruvian India has downgraded India's values what ever it had!
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          Nithin
          Mar 22, 2016 at 5:29 am
          Big b could have avoided this situation .... every day is not a sunday ,hope it was a bad day for big b too.. however why should he be arrested? for singing national anthem wrong? come on floks big b is not so irresposible we all know that, he would have even asked sorry for this incident.
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            Shailesh
            Mar 21, 2016 at 11:40 am
            If people have so much of time pls clean roads of Delhi.
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              Singakuttan
              Mar 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm
              What the f is wrong with people. He sang it very nicely. What if it is 2 mins instead of 50 seconds?. The complainant must be a complete fool and anarchist who wants to rake up non issues. Such people wouldnt mind about pathetic state of so many other things in our country (poverty, filthiness, corruption, arm twisting, goondaagiri, poor infrastructure, unhygenic and uncivilized behaviour, etc), but will rake up such trivial things
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                Tapan
                Mar 22, 2016 at 6:07 am
                Indians now don't have anything to complaint since Modi govt took over and started to prosper the country - so now they start to complain on frivolous matters including the intolerance, "freedom", etc. It is a itch to complain that dictates such a stupid action! Grow up and start making useful otherwise such people will be left behind in a progressive country.
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                  Wahid
                  Mar 22, 2016 at 7:55 am
                  Seariously some people are jobless....
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                    Alok
                    Mar 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm
                    Do not expect Bacchaa N to sing correctly; he is only ACTOR - will pretend to Sing only eh !
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                      Amitabha
                      Mar 21, 2016 at 6:02 pm
                      to the core....he doesn't even know the national anthem. That's why he termed it as "Incorrect". Shame on you....doing all these for cheap pority..
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                        mumbai
                        Mar 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm
                        can bhagawat sing correctly?
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                          Diplomat
                          Mar 22, 2016 at 4:06 am
                          And... if anyone pronounces it wrongly will be jailed. Everyone must pronounce it perfectly irrespective of your mother tongue or accent. Ha Ha.
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                            Diplomat
                            Mar 22, 2016 at 3:58 am
                            So, now every patriot will be afraid of singing national anthem? He will not sing it openly? Some pseudo nationalists will force all the school students to sing national anthem and then arrest them if they make any mistake. They want you to be "perfect". These are the people around us who don't bother about your pride about India and singing national anthem.
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                              Diplomat
                              Mar 22, 2016 at 4:06 am
                              You can be charged under Sedition if you jump the signal also. Ha Ha.
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                                Diplomat
                                Mar 22, 2016 at 3:53 am
                                Your comment is seditious and demeaning to Indians who are greatest in the world. You are discrediting India. Watch out for cases against you !!!
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                                  Anil
                                  Mar 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                                  30 lakh for a hotel and travel to Kolkata?
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                                    Anurag Srivastava
                                    Mar 22, 2016 at 11:35 am
                                    We should monitor the way and time in which the National Anthem is being sung in the entire nook and corner of the country. Instead of development we will be involved in squabbles with no purpose at all.
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                                      ashika anees
                                      Mar 22, 2016 at 11:31 am
                                      amitabh bachan : )
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                                        K
                                        Mar 21, 2016 at 3:24 pm
                                        Well done! Nobody has the right to defame the National Anthem! Who ever does do must be punished without any excuse!
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                                          avi
                                          Mar 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm
                                          He is a retired fading star trying to cling to center stage and public gaze with his nails to earn a few bucks. This 'U.P. ka Bhayyia' will do any kind of "Nautanki" for money, that is his strong focus and affinity for wealth.
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                                            Athony
                                            Mar 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm
                                            Dear xyz your father must be an by giving your name xyz.
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