Amitabh Bachchan Appointed As Brand Ambassador For Gujarat
On being appointed as new brand ambassador for Gujarat, Film icon Amitabh Bachchan conveyed his acceptance in a message to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
He wrote, "You have very graciously considered my appointment as brand ambassador for Gujarat. I accept this offer of yours with great humility. I hope we shall be able to work together for the betterment of Gujarat."
Amitabh, who already expressed his willingness to be the brand ambassador of Gujarat during his Jan 6 visit to Gandhinagar for a special screening of "Paa" for Chief Minister Modi, replied to a question by mediapersons saying, "I would be happy to lend my face and voice for the cause of Gujarat."
Speaking about the development in Gujarat, he said the state was worth visiting place again and again. Amitabh had also said that if the government planned a documentary to showcase the state, he would like to be a part of it.
A thrilled chief minister followed up the conversation with a formal offer and the filmstar conveyed his acceptance.
The filmstar was caught fulsome earlier in his blog as he praised the chief minister after his Gujarat visit.He had stated: "He (Modi) lives simply and with mere basic needs and most unlike the head of a state. He speaks with affection on development and progress. He is welcoming to fresh ideas and ideals. His oft repeated phrase of him being a CM, a common man, is not misunderstood. He does and acts as he speaks.,"
"He talks of raising the level of awareness for his state through tourism and I volunteer to participate in any activity that would help promote that," the film icon wrote explaining his interest in promoting Gujarat.