Bal Thackeray Defends Amitabh in Sea Link Function Controversy

Defending Hindi cine actor Amitabh Bachchan, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has said that by attending the inauguration of the second phase of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Bachhan has done nothing wrong, said media reports.

“Amitabh hasn’t committed a crime by attending the event,” Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamna’.

Thackeray snubbed Congress for ‘treating the actor as an untouchable’, reports said.

“Shah Rukh Khan, who took cudgels on behalf of Pakistanis, will do for Congress, which is allergic to Amitabh,” Thackeray was quoted as saying.

“Amitabh attending the function only added to the prestige of the event,” Thackeray said on the actor sharing the dais with Congress leaders at the sealink function.

He contended that Bachchan is not a thief, dacoit or a terrorist, reports said.

“Amitabh is targeted because he is brand ambassador of Gujarat. Ambani and Tata who live in Mumbai have invested heavily in Gujarat. Will anyone from Congress ask them why were they investing in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat,” Thackeray was quoted as saying.

He said that the actor belongs to the nation and would remain so, said reports.

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