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Amitabh Bachchan turns down invitation of reception of UK-India Year of Culture by Queen Elizabeth II

Amitabh Bachchan will not be able to attend the reception of UK-India Year of Culture, a "rare invitation" of which was sent to the megastar by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016. Twitter

India, 23 Feb, 2017: Amitabh Bachchan will not be able to attend the reception of UK-India Year of Culture, a “rare invitation” of which was sent to the megastar by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Amitabh was invited by the royals for a special reception to launch the UK-India Year of Culture later this month.

His publicist said in a statement: “Yes, Mr Bachchan has been given a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace to grace the UK-India Year Of Culture reception, but unfortunately due to prior commitments, he will be unable to attend.”

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Currently, the actor is gearing up for the launch of “Sarkar 3” trailer, scheduled for the first week of March.

His upcoming projects include Ayan Mukerji’s tentatively titled “Dragon”, Kabir Khan’s production, “Thugs Of Hindostan” and “Aankhen 2″. (IANS)

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Considers Social Media as Modern Generation Atomic Bomb

On the Bollywood front, Amitabh will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming directorial “Brahmastra”. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

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Amitabh Bachchan (Wikimedia Commons)

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the social media is the modern generation atomic bomb as users can easily voice their opinions and have the capability to give a perspective to any move be it political or otherwise.

Amitabh, who has a following of over 36.9 million followers on Twitter, 12.6 million on Instagram and over 30 million likes on his official Facebook account, took to his blog on Thursday night to voice his opinion on social media.

He wrote: “The social media is the modern generation atomic bomb. It has the capacity to exercise a chilling response to the enemy; bringing them down to their knees, seeking pardon.

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Amitabh Bachchan. Pink

“Over 7 billion humans in the Universe now have opinion and voice and capability to give a perspective to any move political or otherwise. And see it being spread through the medium it employs across the continents of habituated being… It is a scary ultimatum.”

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On the Bollywood front, Amitabh will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming directorial “Brahmastra”. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. (IANS)