Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has acted tough on Samajwadi Party MP and actress Jaya Bachchan for her comment at the audio launch of Drona that she would speak in Hindi, as she belonged to Uttar Pradesh. Jaya had apologised for it but MNS activists want her to apologise publicly. Following this, Amitabh Bachchan has stepped in.
The Big B felt that his wife Jaya should apologise if the people of Maharashtra want so. This is what he wrote in his blog: "The casual off the cuff remarks made by her at the music launch function were without malice or deliberate intent, but if it has caused hurt to the sentiments of Maharashtra, Maharashtrians and indeed the city and citizens of Mumbai, then she must seek regret and offer apology. Everything that we possess today is what came to us from this great state and city. We never have and never can look at Maharashtra with disrespect. If inadvertently this is what has been construed, then we apologize and are sorry and seek forgiveness for any sentiments that have been hurt."
Having experienced similar situation in the past, Amitabh Bachchan surely knows how to handle such controversies. Moreover, he knows that his film The Last Lear and Abhishek Bachchan's film Drona would be in danger if MNS continues the agitation. Jaya needs to listen to his hubby this time around!
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