Panama Papers: Congress demands Amitabh Bachchan's removal as 'Save Tiger' project ambassador

Mumbai: Four days after Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's named appeared in connection with the Panama papers, the opposition Congress in Maharashtra state assembly demanded his removal as the brand ambassador of 'Save Tiger' project.

"Bachchan's name features in Panama papers. The Prime Minister of Iceland resigned due to this. This is a very serious issue related to money laundering," opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said while raising the issue in the Assembly.

"He should be removed immediately as the Tiger brand ambassador and also as the member of advisory council of IIFC," he added.

Amitabh Bachchan's name has appeared among the 500 Indians, whose names have appeared in a massive leak of 11 million tax documents with alleged offshore links. Apart from AB, his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, industrialists Vinod Adani, Sameer Gehlaut, and politicians Shishir Bajoria and Anurag Kejriwal have also been named in the list.

Vinod Jagdale