A recent viral photo allegedly showing Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan greeting notorious underworld figure Dawood Ibrahim has sparked intense speculation. The image circulated rapidly on social media, prompting various speculations and concerns. However, it’s crucial to sift through the rumors and ascertain the authenticity of such claims. Keep reading to unravel the truth behind the viral photo, separating fact from fiction to understand the context and the real story behind this seemingly sensational encounter.
Amitabh Bachchan and Dawood Ibrahim
Earlier this week, emerging reports indicated that Karachi-based underworld figure Dawood Ibrahim had entered a hospital due to a substantial health issue. While some sources hinted at poisoning, there was no official confirmation. Dawood’s associate, Chhota Shakeel, outrightly rejected these claims.
Amidst the renewed attention on Dawood Ibrahim, an old photo circulated on social media, showing Amitabh Bachchan shaking hands with an individual resembling the underworld figure linked to the 1993 Bombay blasts, a tragic event involving 12 terrorist bombings that claimed 257 lives and injured 1,400.
Three years ago, this image had gained widespread attention when Jaya Bachchan criticized those targeting the Indian entertainment industry over alleged drug connections. Trolls shared the photo to defame the Bachchan family. Abhishek Bachchan had to clarify on Twitter, stating (in Hindi), “Sir, this photo is of my father and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Ashok Shankarrao Chavan.” The snapshot was taken in 2010 during Ashok Chavan’s meeting with Amitabh Bachchan at the commissioning ceremony of the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link.
भईसाहब, यह फ़ोटो मेरे पिताजी और महाराष्ट्र के पूर्व मुख्य मंत्री श्री अशोक शंकरराव चव्हाण की हैं।
— Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@juniorbachchan) September 18, 2020
Big B’s work front
In the next year, Amitabh Bachchan plans to feature in two high-budget productions in languages other than Hindi. The first one is the dystopian action drama “Kalki 2898 AD,” directed by Nag Ashwin. Currently in production, the film features Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Kamal Haasan in key roles, being filmed simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu.
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Amitabh Bachchan’s second upcoming film is “Vettaiyan,” marking his on-screen reunion with the legendary Rajinikanth after a gap of 33 years. Directed by TJ Gnanavel, known for “Jai Bhim,” this much-anticipated movie also features Fahadh Faasil and Rana Daggubati in prominent roles. Titled “Thalaivar 170,” it holds significance as Rajinikanth’s 170th film where he takes on the lead actor role.
As the viral photo stirred widespread speculation, it’s essential to debunk rumors and understand the truth. Unraveling the real story behind the alleged meeting of Amitabh Bachchan and Dawood Ibrahim sheds light on the context. Stay tuned for verified information, separating fact from fiction. Meanwhile, Amitabh’s fans can anticipate his diverse roles in the upcoming films “Kalki 2898 AD” and “Vettaiyan,” promising an exciting cinematic journey. Keep following for more updates on the Bollywood legend’s ventures and the latest in the entertainment world.