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Big B drops out of ad campaign

Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his contract with a pan masala brand on the request of a national anti-tobacco organisation. An official statement read, “Kamala Pasandhellip; A few days after the commercial was aired, Mr Bachchan contacted the brand-owners and stepped out of it last week. Upon checking why this sudden move ndash; it was revealed that when Mr Bachchan became associated with the brand, he wasn’t aware that it fell under the surrogate advertising category. Mr Bachchan has also returned the money received for the promotion.”

Meanwhile, Big B celebrated his 79th birthday on Monday and marking the occasion, his son, Abhishek Bachchan, penned a heartfelt note with a slideshow video on Instagram. Sharing the lovely video, hewrote, “My hero, my idol, my friend, my father! Happy birthday dad. Love you @SrBachchan.”

Big B also shared a fabulous picture of himself on social media to ring-in his birthday. However, it was his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s comment that caught the eye of many. Amitabh took to Instagram, where he shared a collage of himself dressed in grey joggers and a jacket paired with a sling bag and neon green shoes. He captioned the image: “Walking into the 80th..,” Shweta took to the comment section to correct him. She wrote: “79th (heart emoji)” — IANS

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