One of the famous personalities Amitabh Bachchan will now be the brand Ambassador for Maharashtra’s Tiger Projects. Bachchan is also the Tourism ambassador for Gujarat.

The 72-year-old accepted the formal letter by the Forest Minister of Maharashtra Sudhir Mungantiwar’s request to become the ambassador.

Big B in his letter to the forest minister, “Your expansive letter has educated me greatly on not just the Tiger Reserves within the state of Maharashtra but also the finer points on the importance of this campaign.”

Amitabh further added, “… I wish to accept your kind offer to render my services towards the state government’s initiative for Tiger Conservation. This (letter) may kindly be treated as my consent to represent the state of Maharashtra as its Tiger Ambassador.”

Considering the popularity, on July 29 Sudhir had written letter to both Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar requesting to act as the ambassadors for the state government’s ambitious Tiger Conservation projects.

“Bachchan’s immense popularity and the love he enjoys among the masses will definitely give an impetus to the state government’s initiative for tiger conservation and protection, and create awareness on the importance of tiger among the people of the state,” Mungantiwar said.