Maharashtra CM's wife Amruta Fadnavis shoots music video with Amitabh Bachchan

In a picture on a tabloid, Amruta is seen wearing a short red dress, high-heels and twirling with Bachchan who appears quite stiff.

Amitabh Bachchan and Amruta Fadnavis.


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan shot a music video with Amruta Fadnavis, associate vice-president, Axis Bank, a leading private sector bank, a trained singer, and fast becoming the darling of the social media. Amruta also happens to be Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife. 

On Wednesday, a tabloid carried a picture of Amruta shooting a music video with Bachchan on its front page. As social media went aflutter, many lauded her, while many trolled her effort too. 

In the picture, Amruta is seen wearing a short red dress, high-heels and twirling with Bachchan who appears quite stiff.

"Shooting a video with VIP celebrity at the famed Opera House" was how Bachchan briefly tweeted about the shoot.

The duo shot for a song titled 'Phir Se' in which Amruta seeks admission to a dance institute headed by Bachchan and they engage in a conversation, according to director Ahmed Khan. The video is produced by Bhushan Kumar.

Amruta has earlier sung a playback song for Kunal Kohli's film, Phir Se and Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal, both released in 2015.

However, this would be the first time that a chief minister's wife would also be seen singing and acting in a video, which was shot on Tuesday at the recently refurbished Royal Opera House in south Mumbai.

"Shooting a video with a VIP celebrity in the famed Opera House is so superb and it's so awesome to dance with him," was how Amruta described the experience.

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam displayed obvious annoyance and said: "80 people have died due to 'note-bandi' (demonetisation). The real beneficiary of new currency dancing with Big B. Did you both PM & CM notice it?"

But noted writer Shobhaa De was encouraging in her tweet: "Amruta Fadnavis. Ignore critics! Go for it."

There were others: "Khub jamega rang, jab hoga nachna, gaana aur Panama" with a rider that the tweet had nothing to do with PanamaLeaks.

And some killjoys also wondered what would be the reaction of the RSS, which recently changed to full trousers, at Amruta's glam-antics.

In the past, Amruta has made heads turn and raised eyebrows while walking the ramp at a special fashion show, and addressed women's seminars, rallies, television shows, concerts, paid homage to the victims of 26/11 -- her long list of engagements virtually matches that of the chief minister.

Amruta is a drastic change from the usually staid, unadventurous apolitical wives of erstwhile Maharashtra chief ministers, where the 'better half' mostly preferred to remain in the shadows of the powerful husband.

But not Amruta - as her Twitter account proclaims: "Banker, playback singer, social worker, home-maker... Be the change you wish to see."