SP Balasubramanyam backs Amitabh Bachchan over anthem row

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Noted singer S.P.Balasubramanaym has come in support of Amitabh Bachchan over the controversy related to Big B’s rendition of the National Anthem at Eden Gardens ahead of the India-Pakistan WT20 cricket match.

In a Facebook post, ‘ I was really moved by the way Sri Amitabh Bachchan ji rendered our National Anthem in Kolkata the other day. It was dignified. In perfect pitch and perfect pronunciation’, he said.

It may be recalled that a Delhi based lawyer on Monday lodged a police complaint against Amitabh claiming he stretched the National Anthem by around 30 seconds to one minute and 22 seconds violating government guidelines restricting the time to 52 seconds.

‘Sir, the judges are struggling to find time to dispose off pending cases. Is it necessary that one would add another pain in their neck? There are plenty of issues in the country. If possible let us help to solve them. Let us not find petty ways to seek publicity. Let us be magnanimous. ‘ I really feel proud when AB sir sang the Anthem. Hats off to you Sir’, he said.

Amitabh posts message::

Thanking everyone for the support, Amitabh Bachchan shared a message on facebook. He posted, “FB 1283 – My most grateful thanks to all for your love and support in the National Anthem matter . Anek anek dhanyavaad .. !!”

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