"I remember even (actress) Nargisji was nominated for Rajya Sabha," he said.
However, the nomination of the maestro to the Upper House seems to have not gone down well with actor Sanjay Dutt.
"It is an honour to be in Rajya Sabha. I am a die-hard fan of Sachin...he is a pride...jewel of India. But I am not happy that he is a Rajya Sabha member....he should have been the way he is," Dutt said.
When asked if being a parliamentarian will be too demanding for Rekha and Sachin, Bachchan said, "It is their personal decision...leave it to them".
Meanwhile, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was also present on the occasion, evaded direct reply on the issue, saying, "I have no idea about cricket and politics".