- Apprentice Lawyer
A public interest litigation has been filed before the Delhi High Court for removal of the Amitabh Bachchan caller tune on COVID-19 awareness (Rakesh vs UOI).
The petition filed by one Rakesh reads,
"It is ..most respectfully prayed that kindly be pleased to remove the caller tune of Mr Amitabh Bachchan of corona from the mobile in the interest of justice.”
As per the petitioner, Amitabh Bachchan is not suitable for “such service”, as he charges money for the same. The plea goes on to read,
“The government of India has been paying fees to Mr Amitabh Bachchan for chanting such preventive measure on caller ringtone. There are some corona warrior who have been doing great service to the Nation and helping the poor and needy people...some corona warriors have distributed their hard earning among the poor and needy. Some famous Corona warriors are still ready to give their service without any payment...”
It is added that the senior actor does not have a “clean history” and he also does not serve the nation as a “social worker”.
The petitioner also points out that Bachchan himself could not "escape" from COVID-19.
"Mr Amitabh Bachhan got affected from the Corona disease and his other family members also became the patient of the Corona disease and he himself could not escape from the Corona disease.", the petition reads.
The petition is filed through Advocates AK Dubey and Pawan Kumar.
The matter will be heard on January 18.