According to reports, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh invited the megastar to launch the UK-India Cultural Year event. However, due to the prior commitments, Big B had to decline the offer. His publicist said in a statement: “Yes, Mr Bachchan has been extended a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace to grace the UK-India Cultural Year reception. Unfortunately, however, he will be unable to attend due to prior commitments.”
The actor does have quite a lot of projects in his kitty that has resulted in him holding a busy schedule. He has Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan that stars Aamir Khan, Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 with Yami Gautam, Ayan Mukerji’s Dragon with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor and Aankhen sequel with Arjun Rampal and an ensemble cast. In fact, right now he has the trailer launch of Sarkar 3, slated to take place in the first week of March. Perhaps it’s because of this event that the actor decided to skip the royal event.
While we’re upset that Big B won’t be able to attend the event, it is interesting to note that he has so many films with him.