New Delhi, Jan 2: Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly denied reports of appearing in any ad campaign which the Narendra Modi government had planned to improve its image amongst minorities.
Amitabh tweeted, "The news by media that PM and PMO have asked me to be involved in a campaign film, is incorrect !! Kindly rectify .. thank you !!"
T 1724 -The news by media that PM and PMO have asked me to be involved in a campaign film, is incorrect !! Kindly rectify .. thank you !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 1, 2015
Earlier it was reported that sniffing the ill-impact of Ghar wapsi and similar Hindutva agenda of fringe elements, Modi Government is keen over exercising damage control. Report said that Minority Affairs Minister (MoS) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been asked to approach Minority groups and reassure them about Government's inclusive politics. Naqvi will tour the whole country, especially the areas where there is a large concentration of the Minority population.
Naqvi will start his sojourn from January 2-3 from Kerela where Christian population is high. This group (Christian) is allegedly worst affected by Sangh Pariwar's anti-conversion rhetoric.
As per an Indian Express report, to win the confidence of these groups which has been shaken recently, superstar Amitabh Bachchan was also roped in. The superstar was personally called by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do an advertisement. The ad reportedly will stress on the need to rise above religion and caste for inclusive development.
Reports are doing the rounds that top Ministers including PM Modi is not happy with RSS and VHP's hardcore Hindutva philosophy which is jeopardizing good governance policy of the NDA government.
Naqvi has been given task to make a template to win back the eroded confidence of minority groups. Naqvi will also meet State minority ministers within the course of time and discuss the various development issues which are plaguing the minority communities. Report says that before the Budget Session, the Minority Minister will cover 60-70 per cent states.