Legendary Telugu singer S P Balasubramanyam has come out in support of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan over the controversy related to his rendition of the National Anthem ahead of the India vs Pakistan WT20 cricket clash.
It is known that a Delhi-based lawyer has lodged a police complaint against Big Bachchan claiming that he sang the national anthem in 1 minute 22 seconds and violated the guidelines of Indian government restricting the time to 52 seconds.
“I was really moved by the way Sri Amitabh Bachchan ji rendered our National Anthem in Kolkata the other day. It was dignified, in perfect pitch and perfect pronunciation,” posted Balasubramanyam on Facebook.
“Somebody filed a PLC against him saying that his singing was a few seconds more than the prescribed duration for singing the National Anthem. Is there a law like that? Surprise!!!.How could nobody mention anything about the duration of the National Anthem sung by Lathaji, BhimSenJoshiji, Balamuraliji and lots of others in which I too participated,” wondered Balasubramanyam?
“Sir, the judges are struggling to find time to dispose off pending cases. Is it necessary that one would add another pain in their neck? There are plenty of issues in the country. If possible let us help to solve them. Let us not find petty ways to seek publicity. Let us be magnanimous.I really feel proud when AB sir sang the Anthem. Hats off to you, Sir,” posted Balasubramanyam, who won the National Award for best male playback singer six times.