Amitabh Bachchan denies links with offshore companies, says name misused on Panama Papers



Amitabh Bachchan claimed that The Indian Express report had not suggested any wrongdoing on his part.

Responding to The Indian Express report on the Mossack Fonseca documents naming him as director of four offshore shipping companies registered in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, actor Amitabh Bachchan Tuesday denied any connection with the companies, saying “it is possible that my name has been misused”.

In a statement, he said: “In any event, the news reporter does not even suggest any illegality on my part”.

This is the statement released by Bachchan: “I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express — Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd. I have never been a director of any of the above stated companies. It is possible that my name has been misused.”