Filmmaker Ullhas PR on Monday filed a police complaint against Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, for stretching the national anthem during the Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan.
Ullhas told IANS,
“Amitabh Bachchan sang the national anthem in 1 minute 10 seconds while the mandatory time is 52 seconds. One can take two or three seconds more or less while singing the national anthem but Amitabh crossed the mandated time limit.”
In his complaint, Ullhas also said that Mr Bachchan used the word “Sindhu” in place of “Sindh” while singing the anthem.
A senior official said,
“We have received the complaint and are looking into it. However, we have so far not come across any law, order or guideline which makes it an offence to stretch the timing.”