Pakistan government has ordered the removal of billboards showing film star Amitabh Bachchan in front of Pakistan’s flag to promote a telephone quiz contest opening. This was promoted by Telefun, a private call-in entertainment company.
“We are not enemies of Mr Bachchan. But his picture on our national flag was an objectionable act and we ordered them to remove his picture from the flag,” Mirza Asif Baig, a local government official said on Friday.
“This place is reserved only for our own heroes,” he added.
Abdul Qadir, Telefun’s marketing manager, said the company was complying with the authorities’ directive.
“We have already started disassociating Bachchan’s picture from the national flag,” Qadir said. “It was a mistake.”
But who will you use now Qadir? Do you have anyone who can take the place of the Big B?