Bachchan expressed happiness that the tiger population in the state was much better than other states.

"I shall give my best to help the forest department conserve and save the tigers in this state's forests and reserves," Bachchan assured amidst thunderous applause.

He said it was a matter of pride that his name, face and voice could be helpful to create awareness about tiger conservation.He lauded the slew of efforts by the forest department in the tiger conservation programme.

"Mumbai is fortunate to have the SGNP right in the heart of the city and it is our collective duty to protect it," Bachchan urged.

He also inaugurated two special buses with engravings of tigers and lions which will ferry tourists to safaris inside the SGNP where the big cats live in the open.


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