Complaint against Big B for singing National Anthem incorrectly

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan made the recently held T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan even more special by singing the National Anthem. But unfortunately, this has landed him in trouble.

A complaint has been registered against Big B in New Delhi on Monday, March 21, for allegedly singing the National Anthem incorrectly on Saturday before the match. The complaint was filed by Delhi-based Ulhas PR at Ashok Nagar police station.

According to the complainant, Amitabh Bachchan stretched the National Anthem up to one minute and 22 seconds as against the 52 seconds as per the guidelines set by Ministry of Home Affairs. Ullhas also said that the actor used the word ‘Sindhu’ in place of ‘Sindh’ while singing the anthem.

"We have received the complaint and are looking into it. However, we have so far not come across any law, order or guideline which makes it an offence to stretch the timing," a senior official was quoted by a PTI report.

Ullhas, a Delhi-based short filmmaker, has in the past also filed complaints against Bollywood actors.

In August last year, he filed a complaint against actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan for referring to police as 'thulla' in his blockbuster 'PK'. In November, a complaint was filed by Ullhas against Aamir for “spreading fear” after the actor commented on growing intolerance in the country.

Meanwhile, Amitabh Bachchan did not charge a single penny for his rendition and appearance at the Eden Gardens during the match. Rather he paid the expenses out of his own pocket for his stay and travel to Kolkata, former skipper and Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly was quoted by a leading regional daily.