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Updated: June 7, 2014 08:04 IST

Amitabh Bachchan may peddle Maharashtra fruits

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Bollywood superstar and Gujarat tourism’s brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan may soon be seen promoting Maharashtra’s horticulture globally.

Maharashtra’s Horticulture Minister Jitendra Awhad said on Friday that he had met Mr. Bachchan with a request to promote State’s horticulture. A decision in this regard would be taken soon, he said.

“Maharashtra has always at the forefront in producing fruits. We need branding to promote them on a global platform. Amitabh Bachchan is the best person for it,” said Mr. Awhad, who is a leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

On Friday, Mr. Bachchan tweeted: “A meet with the Minister to promote horticulture in Maharashtra, best mangoes, pomegranate, cheeku, grapes, onion, tomatoes et al.”

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