NEW DELHI — Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s appointment as brand ambassdor for the Incredible India campaign has put on hold after his name appeared in the Panama Papers.
The decision was supposed to be taken this month, but will now be taken once the clean chit is given to Bachchan. Reports suggest that the delay in decision has been due to his name in the Panama Papers leak.
Reports suggested that the papers name two shipping firms registered under his name in the tax haven.
The leaks have put his selection as ambassador for the campaign under the cloud. However, officials of the campaign have not confirmed this news, the Times of India reported.
The Indian government’s campaign came under a storm earlier this year, when its ambassador Bollywood star, Amir Khan, remarked about the growing intolerance in India.
He was removed as ambassador for the campaign, which aims to produce a positive image of India so as to attract international tourists, Indian media reported.
During an event he said that his wife was scared for his life and wanted the family to leave the country.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.