Modi wants Amitabh Bachchan for next President of India: Amar Singh

Published: April 3, 2016
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Speculation was spurred last week when Indian politician, Amar Singh, revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to propose Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s name for the next President of India.

Singh made the claim about Bachchan’s nomination for the president’s post in an exclusive interview to Zee News’ India24x7 news channel.

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Amar Singh also revealed that he got to meet with Modi through Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Speaking about how Amitabh Bachchan and Modi met he said, “I was the one who introduced Amitabh Bachchan to Narendra Modi (when he was Gujarat CM) in connection with ‘Paa’ movie”

“After Modi-Bachchan’s meeting for ‘Paa’, Narendra Modi had asked Amitabh Bachchan to become brand ambassdoor of Gujarat,” Amar Singh claimed in the interview.

“I’m deeply humbled and touched by the thought. But I’m not worthy of such a distinguished post of responsibility. Besides no such offer or proposal has come my way yet,” Amitabh Bachchan said, when contacted in this regard according to Deccan Chronicle.

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He further added, “I’ve constantly maintained politics is not my cup of tea. That’s unlikely to change. There are many other ways of making oneself useful to the country and the society besides politics.”

Many feel that this may have been an April Fools’ joke while others maintain Singh has inside information as he was once very close to the Bachchans.

This article originally appeared on oneindia

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Parvez
    Apr 3, 2016 - 3:53PM

    ….and the pendulum could swing the other way and Modi could land up in Bollywood opposite Amitabh……..playing the ?……..yeah you guessed it. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 3, 2016 - 6:10PM

    Amitabh Bachan Sahib is most respected personality of Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi speaking folks of entire world. It would be very great if he becomes President of India. No one deserves this distinguished post more than him.Recommend

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Apr 3, 2016 - 9:13PM

    Mr. Bachan would make an excellent president for india.Recommend

  • Khilari
    Apr 4, 2016 - 1:26AM

    … And Modi’s theatrics continue. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 4, 2016 - 8:35AM

    @Brainy Bhaijan:
    And of course Imran Khan for Pakistan…no, ?Recommend

  • Haramullah
    Apr 4, 2016 - 1:41PM

    I don’t think Modi will say such a thing at least to Mr. Amar Singh. Modi is very shrewd and intelligent politician.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 5, 2016 - 1:27PM

    AB is in news for not paying taxes . Hes a good actor but there are many cases against him – 1984 riots / land grab / personal affairs …. how can he be eligible for president or any other public role . Recommend

  • rahul
    Apr 6, 2016 - 4:51AM

    It’s so easy to become president of india, Proceed the following steps:
    1. Earn as much as you can, try to avoid paying taxes and invest in panama and british virgin islands .
    2. Get stardom status and try to do few things that can be attracted by Prime minister and media.
    3. Sit back and relax you may be appointed as president.
    Seriously how come modi is going to choose Amitabh bachan as president,is he the only one among 1 billion people who deserves the position. Think modiji before nominating him. The nominated person should be as great as APJ abdul kalam or even better than him.Recommend

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