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Extending an olive branch: Politician Amar Singh apologizes to Amitabh Bachchan, says he regrets overreaction

Singh and the Bachchans used to be close family friends.

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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020, 01.15 PM IST
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Amar Singh (right) issued an unconditional apology to Amitabh Bachchan (left).
Amar Singh (right) issued an unconditional apology to Amitabh Bachchan (left).
Bollywood and feuds go hand-in-hand but back in the day, feuds between Bollywood and politicians weren’t uncommon. For the uninitiated, the Bachchans and Swamajwadi party leader, Amar Singh, used to be closed till their friendship fell apart. Singh, on Tuesday, extended an olive branch to his estranged friend Amitabh Bachchan and apologized for his ‘overreaction’.

"Today is my father's death anniversary & I got a message for the same from @SrBachchan ji. At this stage of life when I am fighting a battle of life & death I regret for my over reaction against Amit ji & family. God bless them all," Singh wrote on Twitter.


The megastar and politician have been estranged since almost a decade. After apologizing on Twitter, Singh also posted a video on Facebook which seems to have been recorded on a hospital bed.

"For the last 10 years, I have not only maintained a distance from the Bachchan family but have also tried to make them hate me. However, yet again, Amitabh Bachchan has paid tribute to my father. I recall that in this place in Singapore, Amit ji and I stayed together for two months for my kidney treatment ... we grew apart afterwards", said the leader.

Diagnosed with a kidney ailment a few years ago, Singh has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore.

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A name that needs no introduction, a voice that is recognised by millions, and a presence that makes even the most established actors nervous. Amitabh Bachchan is in every sense one of the biggest superstars the country has seen. Having spent 50 years in the industry, and given fans masterpieces like 'Zanjeer', ‘Deewar’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Black’, and ‘Paa’ among several others, the Big B - as he commonly known - is a force to be reckoned with, even as he turns 77. Showing no signs of slowing down, the Padma Vibhushan-awardee’s upcoming films include Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and Rumi Jaffery’s ‘Chehre’. While continuing to enthrall audiences every time he comes on screen, the superstar, who was 'selected unanimously' for Dadasaheb Phalke award this year, also dabbled in several other trades - sometimes succeeding, at other times not so much - through the course of his professional journey. Here’s a look at Bachchan Sr. beyond films.
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