Kshama Tripathi said she was upset with the caller tune and asked the actor to turn it down. She tweeted: “We love your honesty and confession and that is why you are called Big B. Just now get that corona caller tuned and shut down. ”
In a lengthy and elaborate response, the actor, apologising for the trouble caused, said it was not under his control to stop the caller tune.
The senior Bachchan further added that the caller tune is a government-led initiative and that the decision was not made by him. He wrote: “Whatever I do for the country, province and society, I do it for free. If you are suffering, I apologise. But this subject is not in my hands.”
In October too, a man in Bihar had expressed rage over Big B’s voice as the caller tune. Talking to a customer care executive, the man had said instead of the actor, the caller’s voice can be of another girl or an animal and that the caller tune of Bachchan should be removed from his phone.
Big B is the most respected actor in the Hindi film industry and has always been keen to interact with his fans.
Earlier too the celeb had garnered attention when he tendered an apology to a fan for using her poem without giving credit.
With 44.9 million followers, Bachchan is the second most-followed personality on microblogging platform Twitter after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.