New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): A complaint has been filed against Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan at the Ashok Nagar Police station in New Delhi for allegedly singing the national anthem incorrectly during the India versus Pakistan T20 encounter at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The complaint, which has been filed by a man named Ulhas PR, states that the anthem was sung incorrectly and was of one minute and 22 seconds (as against the 52 seconds approximately according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs).
In his complaint, Ullhas also said that Bachchan used the word ‘Sindhu’ in place of ‘Sindh’ while singing the anthem.
It was earlier reported that the superstar had demanded money to sing the national anthem.
However, he denied all such rumours and stated that he didn’t charge a single penny for the appearance.
Meanwhile, Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, who was criticised on social media after his rendition of ‘Qaumi Tarana’ ¬– the Pakistani national anthem — before the start of the match denied any mistake on his part and blamed audio glitches for the gaffe, brushing aside suggestions that he had forgotten the words.
“I was getting a delayed sound on my head-phones. It might seem like a small problem, but it’s a big issue from audio point of view. Few channels and newspapers made some wrong headlines as well,” Ali told the media here.
“We were supposed to do a sound check to avoid minor errors. But due to rainfall, the overs of the match were reduced. That is why the sound check could not take place and we did not know what problem we would be facing there. What I was hearing was coming from the sound system a second later,” he added.
Ali further stated that his main focus at that time was not to stop the national anthem.
“Few said the lip sync was not matching with the audio and the video. There was no sound in the first five seconds.which is true. The sound level was not adjusted during the first five seconds. After five seconds, the audio level was raised,” he added. (ANI)