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Big B, Amar Singh share stage in Pune

delhi Updated: Mar 30, 2010 14:34 IST
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Amid reports of the rift between former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and the Bachchan family, Amitabh Bachchan shared a stage with Amar Singh in a interaction with the students of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications (SIMC) at it's Lavale campus, 25 km from the Pune today.

Earlier on Sunday Amar Singh had taken a dig at Jaya Bachchan, who had said in a press meet that she missed him, saying he too misses her as she did not support him when he was expelled from the party.

"Jaya bhabhi (sister-in-law) said she is in SP and Amar Singh brought her to the party. She said that his politics was my politics. Now, he is not there, I miss him very much," Amar Singh said in New Delhi. "Listen, Jayaji, I don't know where you are. I want to tell you that your brother-in-law was insulted. SP general secretary Mohan Singh said that Jaya Bachchan is just a showpiece and all film actors are just actors," he said.

Amar Singh was apparently hitting out at the actor-turned-politician as she had denied on Friday that the SP was divided. But she had said that she "personally misses Amar Singh".

Jaya had also said that she would think about whether to join him in any of his future political venture only after her term is over. Her term in the Upper House of Parliament will come to an end in July.

Amar Singh, who called superstar Amitabh Bachchan his elder brother and was seen together with the Bachchan family at all events, including family get-togethers and award functions, resigned from all posts of the party citing poor health in January. In his blog and interviews to media, however, he said the party did not treat him well.

He and Jaya Prada were expelled for "anti-party activities" a month later. It was speculated that Jaya Bachchan, whom he addresses as his sister-in-law, would also leave the party, but she did not.