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Thread: Big B won’t re-enter politics
01-09-2010, 02:17 PM #1
Big B won’t re-enter politics
Bollywood big name Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished rumours that he was re-entering politics. This after Amitabh held a special screening of his movie Paa for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. What fuelled speculations was that Amitabh’s meeting with Modi came on a day when his close friend Amar Singh quit from all posts in the Samajwadi Party which had so far used Amitabh Bachchan as its unendorsed brand ambassador.
Amitabh who was astonished by these speculations said that he had no plans to re-enter political not now and not even in the distant future. He said that he had met Modi only to request him to make Paa tax free in Gujarat. Amitabh added that Modi was kind enough to meet him and watch Paa with some of his cabinet colleagues to watch the film. Bachchan had earlier offered to promote Gujarat as he was impressed by its cultural heritage.
Big B had short lived political career when he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Allahabad in 1984 due to his closeness with Rajiv Gandhi. He however resigned after three years when his and his brother Ajitabh Bachchan’s name came out in the Bofor’s scandal that had socked the nation. Surely Big B is not willing to burn his fingers again.