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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 16:01 IST

Hum aatmanirbhar hai: After Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan calls for #ExploreIndianIslands

Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media account to share his experience from the time he spent in Lakshadweep amid Maldives-India row.

Amitabh bachchan, Maldives, Lakshadweep
Hum aatmanirbhar hai: After Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan calls for #ExploreIndianIslands | Image:Instagram
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Amid escalating tensions between India and the Maldives following derisive comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lakshadweep by some Maldivian political leaders, celebrities from the Indian film industry started Visit Lakshadweep campaign under the hashtag ExploreIndianIslands. A day after the Maldives minister made derogatory remarks against Indians, actor Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media account to weigh in on the matter. The actor reposted Virendra Sehwag’s post which highlighted the beauty of several Indian islands. The Piku actor also shared his experience from his time in Lakshwadeep and Andaman and called it ‘unbelievable’. 

Amitabh Bachchan requests not to threaten the self-reliance of Indians

On January 8, Amitabh Bachchan took to his X (formerly Twitter) account to share a note about the beauty of Indian islands. The actor reshared a post made by cricketer Virendra Sehwag which read, “Whether it be the beautiful beaches of Udupi, Paradise Beach in Pondi, Neil and Havelock in Andaman, and many other beautiful beaches throughout our country, there are so many unexplored places in Bharat which have so much potential with some infrastructure support. Bharat is knowing for converting all Aapda into Avsar, and this dig at our country and our Prime Minister by Maldives ministers is a great Avsar for Bharat to create just the necessary infrastructure to make them attractive to tourists and boost our economy. Please do name your favourite unexplored beautiful places.” 

A screengrab of Amitabh Bachchan's post | Image: Amitabh Bachchan/X

Replying to his, Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “Viru paji .. this is so relevant and in the right spirit of our land .. our own are the very best .. I have been to Lakshadweep and Andamans and they are such astonishingly beautiful locations .. stunning waters beaches and the underwater experience is simply unbelievable .. हम भारत हैं , हम आत्मनिर्भर हैं , हमारी आत्मनिर्भरता पे आँच मत डालिये जय हिन्द (We are India, we are self-reliant, do not harm our self-reliance Jai Hind).” 

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 12:31 IST

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