Petition filed in Delhi High Court to remove Amitabh Bachchan’s voice from COVID-19 awareness caller tune

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 awareness caller tune.

The petition, filed by Delhi resident and social worker Rakesh, said the government engaged Bachchan for making people aware of preventive measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while the superstar himself, as well as other members of his family, could not escape it.

The plea, filed through advocates A K Dubey and Pawan Kumar, states that while the government of India has been paying fees to Amitabh Bachchan for chanting such preventive measures on the caller ringtone, several corona warriors are still ready to give their services without any payment and are ready to serve the nation.

“Amitabh Bachchan is not having a clean history as well as he is not serving the nation being a social worker,” the plea alleged while referring to several matters pending against the Bollywood actor in various courts.

It is to be noted, the caller tune regarding the prevention measures of COVID-19 is heard on calling anyone. The caller has to first listen to the message in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan before he/she is connected to the person to whom the call was made.

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