Press Esc to close
Wednesday 23 July 2014
News updated at 2:31 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Bachchan, Raj Thackeray to share stage - after five years

Mumbai, Dec 23, 2013 (IANS)
File - PTI

For the first time in almost five years, the  Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) appears to have softened its stand towards mega-star Amitabh Bachchan.

The MNS invited Bachchan at a party function here Monday evening in which Raj Thackeray will also be present on the dais, a top official said.

"Bachchan has kindly consented to grace the seventh anniversary function of the MNS Chitrapat Sena along with our party president Raj Thackeray," said MNS vice president Vageesh Saraswat.Relations between Bachchan and Thackeray went for a toss after Bachchan agreed to become brand ambassador for Uttar Pradesh over five years ago.

Later, there was bitter stand-off when once Bachchan said that "we are UP-walas and we don't speak Marathi", which infuriated Raj  Thackeray.


"We may have differences of opinion on various political issues, but there is no personal animosity with any individual," Saraswat explained, adding the party will be happy to welcome Bachchan.

Bachchan will distribute insurance policies to junior artistes and stunt people as part of the centenary of the Indian film industry.

Barring the occasional fracas, the Bachchans have always enjoyed a close relationship with all members of the Thackeray clan from the days of the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment...

Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on sexual assault of a 6 year old girl...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on sexual assault of a 6 year old girl...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Swami Vishvesha Tirtha of Pejawar Mutt, in New Delhi...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Swami Vishvesha Tirtha of Pejawar Mutt, in New Delhi...

Mercedes Benz MD aand CEO Eberhard Kern at the launch of Mercedes CLA 45 AMG...

Mercedes Benz MD aand CEO Eberhard Kern at the launch of Mercedes CLA 45 AMG...

Children playing football in a waterlogged field after heavy rains at a village in Balurghat...

Children playing football in a waterlogged field after heavy rains at a village in Balurghat...

People enjoy a dip in temperatures at the Rajpath amid heavy shower in New Delhi...

People enjoy a dip in temperatures at the Rajpath amid heavy shower in New Delhi...

Abhishek Bachchan, owner of Pink Panther Kabaddi team, pose for a group photo...

Abhishek Bachchan, owner of Pink Panther Kabaddi team, pose for a group photo...

Women labourers cover themselves as rain showers lash at Ghatanji on the outskirts of Yavatmal...

Women labourers cover themselves as rain showers lash at Ghatanji on the outskirts of Yavatmal...

The Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls in full splendour following the of release of water...

The Gaganachukki and Bharachukki Falls in full splendour following the of release of water...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Roger Moore addressing at the UNICEF and Commonwealth Games...

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Roger Moore addressing at the UNICEF and Commonwealth Games...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523