Amitabh Bachchan on Monday accepted the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s offer to be the new “brand ambassador” for the State.
In his letter of acceptance Bachchan said: “You have very graciously considered my appointment as brand ambassador for Gujarat. I accept the offer with great humility. I hope we will be able to work together for the betterment of Gujarat.”
Big B had volunteered to act as the brand ambassador for the State during his visit to Gandhinagar on January 6 for a special screening of his film “Paa,” for Modi and other top dignitaries in the State, seeking tax exemption for the film. The Gujarat government gave the tax exemption within 48 hours.
“Bachchan will participate in the development of Gujarat. He will especially use his image worldwide to promote Gujarat as a tourism destination,” Modi said.