Amitabh Bachchan is probably one of the busiest men in B-Town today with back to back releases scheduled this year.
Given his busy schedule, the senior Bachchan who had received a special invitation from the Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke Of Edinburgh to attend the UK-India Year of Culture launch, will be giving the event a miss.
Confirming the news to a leading tabloid, Big B’s spokesperson said, “Yes, Mr Bachchan has been extended a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace to grace the UK-India Cultural Year reception. Unfortunately, however, he will be unable to attend due to prior commitments.”
The senior actor has also extended his regret to the Buckingham Palace while adding that it’s an honour to have received the invitation.
Queen Elizabeth II will be hosting the UK-India year of Culture launch at the Buckingham Palace on February 27. Many dignitaries from both the countries are expected to attend the event.
Big B who was last seen in Pink will next be seen in Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 that also stars Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Manoj Bajpayee, Amit Sadh among others. He will also be seen in Aankhen 2, Thugs of Hindostan with Aamir Khan and Dragon along with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
While there is no denying that the Shehanshah of Bollywood is undeniably one of the most influential people in the country, it is also quite understandable why the actor won’t be attending the event.