Without Amitabh Bachchan, Hindi cinema would probably have been incomplete. Amitabh Bachchan still rules people’s hearts because of his amazing personality, strong voice, and all the beauty on his face. Big B didn’t have to fight long to get into the movies. The reason for this was his friendship and that of Rajiv Gandhi. The whole country is aware of the relationship between the Gandhi family and the Bachchan family, there was a time when there was a deep friendship between the two families but after the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the distance came in both families. Actually, Harivansh Rai Bachchan worked as a Hindi officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during Jawaharlal Nehru’s term as Prime Minister. Since then, conversations between the two began. Later, Rajiv Gandhi and Amitabh Bachchan further expanded this relationship.
Due to his closeness to the Gandhi family, he has been charged with many charges. There was a time when the media banned it for 15 years. Even his name was uprooted in the Bofors scandal. Actually, these are those days when Amitabh was in politics for only a few years. Amitabh entered politics at the urging of Rajiv Gandhi. Amitabh ran from the Allahabad seat in the 1984 general election and won.
The name of the Bofors scam is that stain on Amitabh’s life that may never fade. Although Amitabh took the matter to a British court and won, Amitabh was disillusioned with politics and left-wing politics. In an interview for the first time, Amitabh Bachchan spoke about the Bofors scam and the ban imposed by the media. Let’s know what Big B said in his interview. According to Amitabh, “I have said many times before that the media ban was two-way. Many years ago the press felt that I was the reason for the press censorship imposed during the Emergency in the country.”
Amitabh further said: “They accused me of having asked Indira Gandhi to ban the press. There was no truth or fact in it. So everyone said that we will also ban Amitabh Bachchan. After this, I too refused to let the media out of it. communication came “. on my set. My conversations and those of the media were closed. Although I consider that it was my big mistake. As a public figure, I did not fulfill my duty to the public. I had stopped talking to the public about myself. I had forgotten that everything I have today is due only to the people. ”
Big B had said: “This was the reason why journalists wrote what they came to know.” I’ve said it before and I keep saying, “We can’t blame the postman when he brings bad news.” The media did the same in the Bofors case. When I gave my description to the media, many things changed. People got to know a lot of my stuff. The media also received me later. As I behaved with the media, they could have done a lot of damage by that behavior, but they did not. I confess my mistake that I have not made as much loss as I did by not speaking to the media. ”
On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan did not return directly to politics, but his family seemed devoted to the Samajwadi Party. Because during that time Amitabh Bachchan’s ABCL company was going through a difficult phase and Amar Singh helped him when he did not receive any help from Gandhi’s family. After this, the whole family appeared at various party functions and later Jaya Bachchan also became a party deputy.
What was the Bofors scam?
In 1986, India signed an agreement to buy some 400 Bofors guns from Sweden. It was worth around 1.3 billion dollars. A report was later uncovered that a 64 million rupee bribe was given in the deal. The defendant in the case has been under the scanner of the alleged proximity of the Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi to the Gandhi family. The case was so successful in India that in 1989 Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress Party lost the Lok Sabha elections.