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CAB boss Sourav Ganguly's confirmation: Amitabh Bachchan charged nothing to sing national anthem!

There were media reports doing the rounds that Big B had charged Rs.4 crore for the gig.

CAB boss Sourav Ganguly's confirmation: Amitabh Bachchan charged nothing to sing national anthem!

New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan charged no fee to sing the Indian national anthem at Eden Gardens ahead of the India-Pakistan match on Saturday.

There were media reports doing the rounds that Big B had charged Rs.4 crore for the gig.

According the CAB boss, the legendary actor even paid for his travel, accommodation and match tickets.

"Mr Bachchan is one and only, a special person. I am eternally grateful to him. Can you ever 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," Ganguly was quoted as saying by the Anandabazar Patrika.

Bachchan's soulful rendition of the national anthem not only added to the incredible atmosphere inside the stadium but was also widely appreciated by cricket lovers in India.

 

From Zee News

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