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Bachchan sorry for Jaya's comments

Apologising for his wife's remarks, actor Amitabh Bachchan says he and his family members were willing to face any punishment if found guilty.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2008, 20:30 IST

Apologising for his wife's remarks that were deemed anti-Maharashtrian by some political parties, actor Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said he and his family members were willing to face any punishment if found guilty.

"I do not think we have said or done anything negative but we will leave it to the state," he told a news conference in Mumbai.

"We will wait for the investigation report and I am prepared to go to jail if I have committed a crime. If after our apology the matter still persists it becomes a problem of law and order, it is for the administration to take care," the actor said.

"I have already apologised and expressed regret. The matter has now reached the state level," Bachchan said.

Deputy Home Minister RR Patil has said they will investigate what Jaya has said, he said.

The actor said he and his wife had already expressed regret for the comments and apologised for them.

Bachchan also said that he had no problem with MNS chief Raj Thackerary and termed as "friend" the leader who said his party would not allow the release of any films starring members of the Bachchan family for Jaya's alleged anti-Marathi remarks.

Asked if he would meet Raj, the actor said, "He has given me enough respect and I would like to give him the same respect."

Bachchan, whose film The Last Lear releases on Friday, had expressed his apology on his blog as well on Wednesday.

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