Corona caller tune in Amitabh’s voice is likely to discontinue, do you support the decision?

People have been listening to corona caller tune for long time and thus they are now fed up with this tune. There is a famous saying – “too much of anything is bad” is what is perfectly applicable here too.

Well, in order to avoid hearing repeatedly the same message, many people these days have taken an alternative option for communication like calling by WhatsApp or by sending messages. Even the voice of superstar Amitabh Bachchan has literally failed to cheer up his crazy fans. Is it not an embarrassment of riches?

Now, a PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Centre to remove the voice of veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan from the caller tune on precautions against coronavirus on the grounds that he himself, along with some family members, had been infected by the virus.

Big B’s voice is being used as the caller tune for Coronavirus awareness – the voice that comes before making a call where the caller talks about COVID-19 and the norms of it.

The plea, which said there were some famous corona warriors who were willing to give their services for free, came up for hearing on Thursday before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh.

The bench listed it for January 18 as the petitioner’s counsel expressed inability to appear for physical hearing.

The petition, filed by Delhi resident and social worker Rakesh, said the government engaged Bachchan for making people aware of preventive measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while the superstar himself as well as other members of his family could not escape it.

“The government of India has been paying fees to Amitabh Bachchan for chanting preventive measures on the caller ringtone”, said the plea, filed through advocates A K Dubey and Pawan Kumar.

“There are some corona warriors who have been doing great service to the nation and helping poor and needy people in these times as well as providing them food, cloth and shelter and it is very indispensable to mention herein that some corona warriors have distributed their hard earnings among the poor”, the plea said.

It added that some famous corona warriors are still ready to give their services without any payment and are ready to serve the nation.

Amitabh Bachchan is not having a clean history and he is not serving the nation by being a social worker”, the plea alleged while referring to several matters pending against him in various courts.

Earlier, in July, Amitabh Bachchan had tested positive for the deadly virus and was also hospitalised. Along with him, his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his grand-daughter Aaradhya had also tested positive but after treatment, the Bachchans have now recovered.

Dharam Sikarwar
Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.