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.

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    Nelson
    Mar 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm
    To each his own. But would made for a better news article had he charged and then donated the money for a good cause.
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      Ahmad Omer
      Mar 21, 2016 at 11:04 am
      Let us think... Amitabh Bachchan did Charged 4 crores for "Jan gan Man" So, whats the issue in it?? He worked hard to reach this position and taking money for his work is not a crime.. You can't question his patriotism for this.. Just like our Team India.. They always take crores of money to play for India.. Kapil Dev, Sachin, Sehwag , Azhar they all did.. Amitabh Bachan is a legend represented India many times and he did alot for India infront of the people who are yelling against him.. and i am sure, if you ask them what you did for India? it will shut their big mouths. and it will happen after listening this real NEWS that he did't charged a single penny..
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        ambrish
        Mar 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm
        THIS IS ONE STAR WHO REALLY SHINES. THERE ARE HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS WE MAKE CRORES FROM PEOPLE AND THEIR PAY BACK TO THE NATION IS NEGLIGIBLE. IF THEY DECIDE THEY CAN PLAY VERY POSITIVE ROLE IN UNITING THE PEOPLE, IMPROVING LIVES OF MILLIONS. MOST ARE SELF CENTERED. THEY CARE VERY LITTLE FOR THE NATION. THEY HAVE MONEY, PORITY, TALENT. INSTEAD OF JOINING POLITICAL PARTIES THEY SHOULD FOCUS ON UPLIFTING AND UNITING PEOPLE UNDER NATIONAL FLAG
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          arc
          Mar 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm
          He is a lousy singer anyway. CAB shd have imposed costs on him for opening his mouth to sing. Will pardon him because it was the national anthem.
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            Muhammad Cheema
            Mar 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm
            That's the best singing of Indian National Anthem I've listened to. Respect to Amitabh from stan. :)
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              Be Fair
              Mar 21, 2016 at 3:26 am
              The viral news is stupid. The guy who started this should be named and shamed, Fans questioning AB's patriotism should be ashamed of themselves
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                avi
                Mar 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm
                Can't believe fading Bachan ever doing anything without a motive ! Besides being on center stage, what other perks and benefits did he get one the quiet ??? He is a kleptomaniac who has been up for every morning to all and sundry on both side of political divide.
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                  Deepanshu shukla
                  Mar 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                  Thanks for Bachchans the great Expression,s with nation
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                    depp
                    Mar 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm
                    THEY WANT US TO BELIEVE IT.
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                      depp
                      Mar 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm
                      that means the stan counter part also paid for his flight ticket, hotel bills etc..you want us to belive you.
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                        nishant
                        Mar 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                        this is why he is the greatest......take a bow the SHAHENSHAH
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                          KB
                          Mar 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm
                          This is why he is a millennium star
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                            Gan Sub
                            Mar 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                            Shut up ! Oh sorry freedom of expression!
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                              babu
                              Mar 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm
                              He got paid more than enough by rajiv ganhi killer chandra savami
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                                Sameer
                                Mar 23, 2016 at 11:19 am
                                How does Sourav Gangooli know that Mr. Bacchan spent Rs.30 lakh. Did Bachhan said it to him how much he spent, why would he say this to him.
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                                  krishnadas
                                  Mar 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm
                                  hahhaahaha earlier we never tought of it but now sure , since their is media hype for sir , we guess sir has charged 😀😀😀
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                                    rahul kumar
                                    Mar 22, 2016 at 6:04 am
                                    kon bola jo bola dogla hi hoga.....
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                                      madan gupta
                                      Mar 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm
                                      अभिनेता और नेता तो हर काम पैसा के लिए करते हैं.
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                                        Man with
                                        Mar 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm
                                        Arc, Dog with rabbis bark better than you.
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                                          Dinakaran Babu
                                          Mar 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm
                                          Is Patriotism all about Cricket? I really doubt the patriotism of those Cricket fans who doesn't even care about questioning the day to day misconducts happening in the public services around them.
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                                            manjit
                                            Mar 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm
                                            Is this a news or If he does a favour to us.
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