WC T20: Amitabh Bachchan did not take money for singing National Anthem, says CAB

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Kolkata, March 20: India's cine megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not take any appearance fee for singing the National Anthem in the India-Pakistan World Twenty 20 clash, confirmed a senior official of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Sunday.

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A report in the social media claimed that the megastar had taken Rs.4 crore to sing the national anthem and be present for the gala pre-match ceremony where former cricketers were felicitated.

Many fans reacted to the report with some questioning his patriotism.

However, a top CAB official cleared the air on Sunday.

"No, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan did not take any money from us," the official told IANS.

The 73-year-old actor reportedly also booked his flight tickets and paid his hotel bills himself.

IANS

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