COVID 19: Amitabh Bachchan deletes controversial tweet on 'clapping vibrations'
New Delhi : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan drew flack with his recent belief he shared via tweet claiming that vibrations from clapping, blowing conch shells as part of Sunday's Janta Curfew would have reduced or destroyed coronavirus potency as it was 'Amavasya', the darkest day of the month.
His tweet came among similar claims being made on social media without any authentic confirmation.
The 77-year-old actor took to Twitter and, in a tweet that has now been deleted, wrote, "An opinion given: 5 PM, 22nd Mar, 'amavasya', darkest day of the month; virus, bacteria evil force at max potential & power! Clapping shankh vibrations reduce/ destroy virus potency Moon passing to new 'nakshatra' Revati. cumulative vibration betters blood circulation."
He had posted his picture with question marks along with the tweet, leading many to wonder if the actor was sharing his opinion or questioning the theory floating on social media.
People on social media slammed him for promoting fake belief and started trolling him.
On Sunday, even the Press Information Bureau busted the viral fake claim, writing, "NO! The vibration generated by clapping together will NOT destroy #Coronavirus infection."
Bachchan is one of the most active and followed celebrities on social media. His followers count on Twitter alone stands at a staggering 40.5 million.