New Delhi: As the dust is yet to settle on the recent controversy of Asaduddin Owaisi reportedly refusing to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and the Hindutva brigade gunning for his life and targeting those who refuse to stick to his brand of nationalist,a news has come up about Amitabh Bachhan, the mega Super Star of Bollywood, reportedly charging 4 crore for singing national anthem during Pro Kabaddi League 2016.
Amid the self definition of nationalism by hindutva today since the new government headed by Mr Modi came to power at the centre,the reaction to this news would have been otherwise had it been Khans or Owaisis or any Muslims.There would have been boycott of their films and abuses heaped on them.
As per the media reports, Star India, the organisation which was the official broadcaster of the event has paid Rs 4 crore to Amitabh Bachchan, popularly known as Big B, for singing national anthem during the event.
It is to be noted here that the song, Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on January 24, 1950. It was first sung on December 27, 1911 at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress.
On the day of the said event when Amitabh Bachhan was singing the song,many Bollywood personalities were present including Aamir Khan who was recently removed from Brand Ambassador icon following his statement on intolerance in the country at a event some time ago.
The National Anthem of India is played or sung on various occasions and the original poem written by Rabindranath Tagore was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali.
courtesy: Muslim Mirror