Amitabh Bachan turns down invitation by Queen Elizabeth II

Amitabh Bachan will not be able to attend the reception of UK-India Year of Culture, a "rare invitation"- which was sent to the megastar by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Amitabh was invited by the "royals" for a special reception to launch the UK-India Year of Culture later this month.

His publicist said in a statement: “Yes, Mr Bachchan has been given a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth II and Buckingham Palace to grace the UK-India Year Of Culture reception, but unfortunately due to prior commitments, he will be unable to attend.”

Currently, the actor is gearing up for the launch of "Sarkar 3 trailer", scheduled for the 1st week of March.