An Infuriated Amitabh Bachchan Tweets Against Fake Video Where He Is Promoting Modi As PM

Amitabh Bachchan complains on Twitter about a fake video featuring him endorsing Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the next PM of India; fake video is removed after support grows on Twitter

Battles on social media continue amidst the country’s raging political and weakening economic scenario. While the ruling party and the opposition are both up in arms on the various social media platforms, often ridiculing and name calling each other, the fight has reached a new low.

Somebody calling himself ‘Jitega Bharat’ created and uploaded a fake video featuring Amitabh Bachchan, superstar of the Hindi film industry, in which he is shown endorsing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of India. Evidently, the video is unavailable now.

The incident came into light when Bachchan cried “Fake! Fake! Fake!” about the said video on Twitter. This was immediately followed by a longer tweet in which he explains how the said video was made. It seems his voice and text from an earlier ‘I Lead India’ campaign done for The Times Of India was interspersed with visuals taken from a promotional campaign for Modi.

An infuriated and angered Bachchan stated that he has brought this to the notice of the concerned authorities and has asked his digital team to find out its origin, to initiate action against the perpetrator.

I wish to state that this is an illegal act, inviting strong action, one that I am appalled by, and one that has no concurrence from me at all. This is a blatant misuse and infringement of the Copyright Act, and needs to be condemned by all those that become a part of this platform,” he added.

Bachchan had also put simultaneous updates on Facebook asking for support from his 4.9 million fans. The Twitter-savvy star’s 6 million followers condemned the illegal act against their favourite star with a bevy of tweets in his support. Some even tried trending #WeAreWithYouAmitabhBachchan.

Interestingly, along with the many tweets in support of Bachchan, there is a tweet by Narendra Modi too, urging the author of the fake video to take immediate action and apologise to the actor.

The video has been removed in the course of these events in the last 12 hours, but it remains to be seen what action will be taken against the author of that fake video, especially since his Twitter handle has been found out.

Slider Image Courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan Facebook