A hoarding of megastar Amitabh Bachchan with a famous dialogue from the 1978 blockbuster “Don” on coronavirus awareness has been removed from a village in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad district in view of “sentiments” of his fans, an official said on Saturday.
The hoarding with an old photo of Mr Bachchan carried a message in Marathi asking people to remain indoors in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Referring to the dialogue in the movie, the message reads: “the don whose capture was not only difficult but impossible, has been caught by coronavirus…stay at home for your families and do not unnecessarily try to become a ”don””.
Lohara Nagar Panchayat chief officer Gajanan Shinde said, “We had designed this banner to create awareness about coronavirus and displayed it. But looking after sentiments of fans of Amitabh Bachchan here, we have removed it”.
Mr Bachchan,77, his actor son Abhishek (44) and daughter- in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in a Mumbai hospital.