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The controversy surrounding the Bachchan family is at last over, and The Last Lear will be released as scheduled. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has withdrawn the agitation against Samajwadi Party MP and actress Jaya Bachchan after Amitabh Bachchan tendered a public apology.
Jaya invited the wrath of the MNS by commenting at the audio release function of Drona that she would speak in Hindi, as she belonged to Uttar Pradesh. Raj Thackeray demanded public apology from Jaya for the anti Marathi comment, threatening that all Bachchan films and endorsements would be banned if she didn't comply to it. Jaya apologised through a newspaper, but still MNS demanded a public apology.
MNS activists even forced the producers of the film The last Lear to cancel its premiere yesterday. Finally Amitabh Bachchan came up and offered an apology. He said that he would apologise if his wife's comments have hurt the sentiments of the people. Following the apology, Raj Thackeray withdrew the agitation. He said that Jaya should have apologised but accepted Amitabh's as he is the head of the Bachchan family.
Well, the Bachchans must be heaving a big sigh of relief now. At least Amitabh's film The Last Lear could make a peaceful release.
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