Actor Amitabh Bachchan is reportedly furious. The reason? An allegedly fake video that is going around the web.
In the video Bachchan's voice, which he had lent for a newspaper-led campaign in the past, is used to create the impression that he endorses Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister.
The actor had expressed his dismay over the video on Twitter. This is what he reportedly said, "Somebody has made a fake video by using my voice and text of what I spoke in the original, and falsely and mischievously interspersed it with visuals which indicate a campaign for the promotion of the Hon Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi !!'
Bachchan has not only distanced himself from this video but has also said that legal action will be initiated againts those who have created and uploaded this fake video.
This is one of his tweets:
T 1130 -FAKE !! FAKE !! FAKE !!! APPALLED AND ANGERED BY THIS ILLEGAL ACT ON ME .. PUTTING IT UP NOW, DO READ AND SEE AND CONDEMN .. !!!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 21, 2013
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi had this to say:
Agree with @SrBachchan . The author of the fake video should take action immediately and apologize to Amitabh ji.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2013