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04-05-2010, 01:24 PM #1
Amitabh Bachchan and Amar Singh still friends
Amitabh Bachchan and previous Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh shared a stage in Pune Yesterday though the latter has criticised the superstar’s wife Jaya Bachchan’s decision to remain with the Samajwadi Party.The pair – who have always described themselves as ‘family friends’ – seemed to enjoy the limelight as they came together at the Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communications on the city’s outskirts. The occasion was the inauguration of a studio complex in the institute campus at Lavale, around 25 km from here.
The meeting set tongues wagging in political circles, particularly as Singh had criticised Jaya Bachchan’s decision to continue with the Samajwadi Party even after it expelled him Feb 2. On his part, Amitabh Bachchan had actually swept aside bygones, cheerfully addressing the gathering of students and fielding their questions along with Singh. Big B said that Indian cinema has achieved a respectable status on the world stage and united the people of the country.
He also reminisced about his school days and memories of his famous father, the late poet Harivanshrai Bachchan.