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Amitabh Bachchan Warns about Fake Video on YouTube

Leading Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan says he is infuriated and angered over the circulation of a doctored video through video-sharing site YouTube.

In a strongly worded message on his Facebook page, Bachchan informed today, August 22, about the bogus video that showed him campaigning for Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

Bachchan clarified that actually he did a campaign “Lead India” for an Indian newspaper in 2007 to highlight the progress in India. And now some mischievous elements have edited and misused that video that depicts him campaigning for Modi.

“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 chief minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi !!,” he said on his Facebook page.

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Bachchan screamed that it is an illegal act and has no concurrence from him at all.

Screenshot from Amitabh Bachchan's Facebook Page

Screenshot from Amitabh Bachchan’s Facebook Page

“I have brought this to the notice of the concerned authorities, and asked my Digital Team to find out its origin so that we can initiate action against the perpetrator,” Bachchan said. “This is a blatant misuse and infringement of the Copyright Act, and needs to be condemned by all those who become a part of this platform.”

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In a subsequent message, Bachchan said today he will take the strongest action against the person who committed this wrongful act and whose identity has been found.

The video has now been removed from the YouTube site.

Of late, Bachchan played the role of Meyer Wolfsheim in the Hollywood flick, The Great Gatsby. The film was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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