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Raj Babbar launches veiled attack on Amitabh

Actor-politician Raj Babbar on Wednesday launched a veiled attack on superstar Amitabh Bachchan, saying that latter had 'tried to suppress an agitation of film industry workers 20 years ago'.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 03:51 IST

Actor-politician Raj Babbar on Wednesday launched a veiled attack on superstar Amitabh Bachchan, saying that latter had 'tried to suppress an agitation of film industry workers 20 years ago'.

Although Babbar did not name Bachchan, his reference about 'my colleague in the film industry and the person with whom Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh likes to snap photos with' made it clear who he was alluding to.

"That person was an MP then but had to quit politics later," Babbar told reporters in Mumbai.

He said the event in question was 'Hope 86' concert, which he had organised to highlight the "injustice and problems suffered by film industry workers".

"This person then tried to suppress that agitation", Babbar said.

Asked if the association of Amitabh and his wife Jaya with the Samajwadi Party through Amar Singh had helped the party, Babbar said, "it may have helped a person but not the socialist ideology".

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 03:41 IST