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Tourism Secy fails to answer questions on Aamir Khan removal

DELHI

The controversy over actor Aamir Khan’s not remaining the brand ambassador of “Incredible India’ campaign on Friday had its echo in a meeting of a parliamentary committee which asked the Tourism Ministry to submit a report on the entire issue to it within ten days.

Members were understood to have voiced their displeasure as Tourism Secretary V K Zutshi said that he will have to find out the facts when asked about details of the issue. Members asked him whether it is true that the government has decided to appoint superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the next brand ambassador in place of Khan reports DNA.

Sources said committee members wanted to know how much money the government spent on hiring Khan for the job so far and what will be the amount to be paid to Bachchan. When Zutshi said that he will have to go through files and find out the details, members expressed annoyance wondering why such a senior government offical has come to the panel unprepared, they said.

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