Mumbai (Web Desk):Amitabh was invited by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh for a special reception to launch the UK-India Year of Culture later this month, but 'Big B' would not be able to attend the reception, Indian media reported.

His publicist said in a statement: “Yes, Mr Bachchan has been given a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth 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 first week of March.