India vs Pakistan: Amitabh Bachchan did not charge a penny for singing the National Anthem

A report on social media went viral which suggested that Amitabh Bachchan had charged 4 crores as his appearance fee.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2016 1:09 am
India vs Pakistan, Ind vs Pak, Pak vs Ind, India Pakistan, Amitabh Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan Bollywood, CAB, Sourav Ganguly, sports news, sports, cricket news, Cricket Amitabh Bachchan sang the National Anthem at Eden Gardens ahead of the epic clash between India and Pakistan. (Source: PTI)

Amitabh Bachchan didn’t charge any fees from CAB to sing National Anthem at the India-Pakistan match held in Eden Gardens on Saturday. (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)

A report on secial media went viral which suggested that the Bollywood Super Star had charged 4 crores as his appearance fee.

The ‘rumoured act’ forced fans to question his patriotism.

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

“Mr Bachchan is one and only, a special person. I am eternally grateful to him. Can you imagine someone paying Rs 30 lakhs of his own pocket to perform? He booked his own flight, bought his own tickets and even paid the hotel bills. I literally begged him to take some money but he said that I am doing it for love and there is no question of money being involved,” he was quoted as saying.

A top CAB official cleared the air on Sunday.

“No, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan did not take any money from us,”” the official told IANS.