Ailing in Singapore hospital, Amar Singh regrets falling out with Amitabh Bachchan : The Tribune India

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, February 19

“If not anything, he was elder to me. I should have been sober to him. I realise, I must express regret for the harsh words I used (against them)”, said former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh in a video message on Facebook to the Bachchan clan.

Singh expressed “regret” for his behaviour towards Amitabh Bachchan and his family. Singh shared the video message after he received a message from Bachchan on Singh father’s death anniversary.

In the video Singh was heard saying: “If not anything, he was elder to me. I should have been sober to him. I realise, I must express regret for the harsh words I used (against them). In my mind, more than hatred, I had disappointment towards his behaviour. But it seems, he never had any disappointment, nor bitterness in him (against me),” said a feeble looking Singh, uncomfortably half laying on a couch.

“He has some feelings. That’s why he has conveyed his tributes on my father’s death anniversary. Acknowledging that I would urge the God to give justice to all according to their karma. We should leave it to the almighty,” he added.

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

Earlier, Singh, the Bachchan clan and Anil Ambani were seen together, almost like an extended family, but back in 2016, the relationship at least between the Bachchans and Singhs suffered a major blow when Singh went public with his complaints against Jaya Bachchan.

Back then, he was quoted saying: “I have made public vows in Bareilly two days ago. As far as Aishwarya (Rai Bachchan) is concerned, she has always given me utmost respect and Abhishek (Bachchan) has not uttered a single word against me. I don’t have any issue with Amitabh Bachchan”.

“He actually warned me not to accept Jaya Bachchan in my political field considering her inconsistent nature and habits. But I did not adhere to his noble advice. He also warned me that she is very inconsistent in her ways so don’t expect any consistency as far as she is concerned. And subsequently, he sought an apology on her behalf and the matter was done and over. Thereafter, at Anil Ambani’s residence, at a dinner, a major squabble took place and that too on behalf of Jaya Bachchan, and he became a party to my dispute with Mrs. Bachchan.”

The disagreement, whatsoever, that was in the private was brought in public by Singh. Ever since, the cracks in the otherwise formidable relationship could not have been healed.

Even last year, he tweeted: “Stop hypocrisy”, while mentioning Jaya.

In the video he tweeted last year, Singh criticised Jaya, Amitabh and their daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for “indecent scenes in movies”.

Posting the latest video from a hospital bed in Singapore, where Bachchans stayed with him last time when he was going through kidney treatment almost a decade ago, said he is fighting a battle of “life and death”.

“For the past 10 years, I was not only keeping distance from Bachchan family but also used to believe that they hate me. However, he (Amitabh Bachchan) used to always send him messages whether it was his birthday or father’s death anniversary. So I feel that I overreacted against him,” he added.

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