Scoop! Amitabh Bachchan Opens Up about Paradise Papers


Scoop! Amitabh Bachchan Opens Up about Paradise Papers

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fter being implicated in the Panama Papers, Bofors scandal, and a terrible Gujarat tourism ad, Amitabh Bachchan has now been linked to the Paradise Papers. He has been accused once again of using offshore accounts to evade taxes and hide money from his son Abhishek, who according to sources wants his papa to finance his new film. To give the public his side of the story, the Swachh Bharat ambassador invited Weedward and Bongstein to his private island in the Mediterranean Sea.

W&B: Wow this place is pretty cool. It’s like a Bond villain’s hideout. Must have cost a bomb. Panama or Paradise?

Amitabh Bachchan: Neither! This island has been acquired after my hard work on the Swachh Bharat campaign. I work hard, pay some taxes, and then come here to relax after a hard day of voice overs. Do you know how hard it is to retain a baritone after 75?