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Amitabh is clean, clarifies Saurav Ganguly

Kolkata Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan singing national anthem before the start of India vs Pakistan World T20 match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Saturday. PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra (PTI3_19_2016_000273B)

India’s cine megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not take any appearance fee for singing the national anthem in the India-Pakistan World Twenty 20 clash, confirmed a senior official of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Sunday.

India beat Pakistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday night.

A report in the social media claimed that the megastar had taken Rs.4 crore to sing the national anthem and be present for the gala pre-match ceremony where former cricketers were felicitated.

Many fans reacted to the report with some questioning his patriotism.

However, a top CAB official cleared the air on Sunday.

“No, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan did not take any money from us,” the official told

The 73-year-old actor reportedly also booked his flight tickets and paid his hotel bills himself.

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