Amitabh Bachchan & Rajiv Gandhi friendship ended because of this big reason | FilmiBeat
He lost his friendship with his childhood friend, Amitabh Bachchan. Along with Ajitabh 'Bunty' Bachchan and Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv and Sonia. The relationship between Gandhi and the Bachchan family started from Nehru as Rajiv Gandhi became a close buddy of Amitabh Bachchan. Rajiv Gandhi visited Amitabh Bachchan at Breach Candy Hospital to the Gandhi family, but our relationship is personal and not political.
Balasaheb there is no substance in this. Are you telling the truth. Stay indoors as a storm is brewing outside.
And when the storm subsides, walk out with your head held high and I will walk with you. Bal Thackrey had even saved the life of Mr Amitabh Bachachan!
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It was raining and there were no ambulances available. Women were raped, men were killed; lakhs fled from the valley to save their lives.
Average engineering fees are nearly Rs 95, but for Kashmiri Pandits, it was just Rs 30, Bal Thackery was not just a staunch Hindu but also a great human who respected every individual irrespective of religion. But when Sonia Gandhi ordered to get separated from this great legend, how could Mr Bachchan do it? How could Amitabh Bachchan dump the legend who saved his life? Mr Bachchan was clear in his decision. He embraced Bal Thackrey and dumped Sonia Gandhi.
After the Congress led UPA government came to power, Mr Bachchan was haunted like anything using the government agencies. The 47 year old youth icon called the Bachchan family as liars! They left us when we were in a crisis. Amit and Bunty [Ajitabh] are my brothers.
A tale of two families
Unsubstantiated allegations — of disputes over money and disagreements over prospective matrimonial alliances between the Gandhi and Bachchan children — started doing the rounds. There were other reasons for friction. As Amitabh himself once said, the younger members of the two families could not understand the true nature of the ties that bound them.
Well-placed sources observed that not only had the choice of wedding dates strained ties between the Gandhis and Bachchans, but Sonia also felt isolated and hurt at the turn of events. Publicly, however, the two families held their peace. Insiders on both sides say the Gandhi—Bachchan break-up should be seen in the context of a more down-toearth story of human failings: A combination of a clash of personalities, and the need for one-upmanship amid failures and tragedies. And while the friendship had extended over nearly six decades, the period of bitterness had crept in in a relatively short period of time.
April would evoke memories of a happier time in the minds of many, when a Gandhi attended a Bachchan wedding after an entire generation from both families had chosen to shun each other. As more than a thousand guests at a reception held in a Delhi farmhouse filed past — pausing to wish actor Kunal Kapoor and his bride Naina, daughter of Ajitabh Bachchan — all eyes were on Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra. Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya were also present, as were friends from their Allahabad days, the Suri family from Punjab, and Delhi Page 3 regulars and politicians.
Finally, when Priyanka and Robert hugged the newlyweds, to old-timers the moment seemed redolent with the spirit of the two late matriarchs who had cemented the bond between the two families.