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.
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.
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