Amitabh Bachchan to appear in Ad to endorse Good Governance

New Delhi, Dec 31: Bollywood Big B Amitabh Bachchan will soon appear in an ad film endorsing the "Good Governance" agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The veteran actor was roped in by the government for an ad film that will focus on the good governance with a message to rise above the religion and caste for inclusive development of the country.

The ad film is said to be an idea of Modi, who personally called up the mega star, who is also the brand ambassador of Gujarat promoting its tourism.

The ad is likely to be aired before the Republic Day.

In the ad, Bachchan will be seen talking about India's diversity and culture while flying a kite. "Does education have any caste? Does development have any religion? Does progress belong to any particular sect?" asks Bachchan in the commercial.

He along with the finance minister Arun Jaitley is expected to be seen in the advertisements, delivering an inspirational message to the citizens of the country.

On the other hand, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, will tour those parts of the country which have a high minority population.

He will visit Kerala from January 2 to 3 to initiate a direct communication with the Christian community which has been at the receiving end of the anti-conversion rhetoric of RSS and its affiliates. Naqvi plans to cover at least 60-70 per cent states before the Budget Session of Parliament begins.

The purpose of this visit to win the confidence of the minority community that has a negative notion towards the BJP government. The minister decided to meet people not as a minister but as a political and social activist and to review the schemes for them are being implemented in the states.

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