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Speaking to ABP Majha, Amar Singh said, "People blame me for every possible rift in the country. When the Ambanis split, they projected me as the person who created the Mahabharat between them. It wasn't me." Image procured via Google Search
Amar Singh further "People have said the same about me and the Bachchans. But even before I met Amitabh Bachchan, he and Jaya Bachchan were living separately. One of them was living in Pratiksha and the other lives in his other bungalow Janak. There were also speculations about a problem between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya. I am not responsible for that." Image procured via Google Search
That's not all, Amar Singh went ahead to speak about Jaya Bachchan's equation with his daughter in law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too. Image procured via Google Search
This is not the first time he has spoken about Amitabh Bachchan to the media. Earlier also he made a statement that Amitabh Bachchan had "warned" him not to accept wife Jaya Bachchan in his political field considering her inconsistent nature and habits. Image procured via Google Search
Back then, when megastar was asked about Singh's remarks, the 73-year-old actor told reporters, "He is a friend, he has the right to say what he wants to say." Image procured via Google Search
Amar used to call Amitabh Bachchan his elder brother. Amar helped Amitabh when his film career was in doldrums. Image Procured via Google Images.
Anil Ambani and Amitabh Bachchan are good friends but critics alleged their relationship goes deeper. Image Procured via Google Search.
Amitabh Bachchan and Amar Singh resigned from the posts of each other's companies too. Image Procured via Google Search.
Amar brought Jaya Bachchan into politics and ensured Rajya Sabha membership for her. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search.
However, their relations soured when Jaya refused to quit Samajwadi Party after the party expelled him. Image Procured via Google Search.
It was reported that Amitabh had left the board of Amar Singh-promoted Energy Development Company Limited (EDCL), while the former SP general secretary resigned from the former's A B Corp. Image Procured via Google Search.
Amitabh Bachchan also tried patching things up a few years back by hugging Amar Singh at a party. But the miffed Amar Singh refused any sort of reconciliation between the two and said, that he was too hurt with him to patch things back up. Image procured via Google Search
In 2015, when he was wrapping up his political career, he spoke to a leading Indian newspaper about his soured relationship with the Bachchans. He said, "I am not feeling bad about leaving this house because whether it be the Prime Minister of India or the President, they eventually will all have to vacate government premises." Image procured via Google Search
"I feel bad more for the people who I called family and they ditched.... Houses are lifeless... but human relations... you put everything at stake. You don't calculate. I have learnt in life that one should be very pragmatic and practical instead of fighting battles for others." Image procured via Google Search
Political lore has it that Amar Singh's break-up with the Bachchans was over a Rajya Sabha seat for Jaya Bachchan. But Amar Singh says the breaking point came over a dinner when Amitabh accused him of manipulating the situation to make the Bachchan family resign from the Sahara board. Image procured via Google Search
On September 6, 2011, Amar Singh was arrested for allegedly discussing bribes with Bollywood stars and bureaucrats and bending government policies to suit vested interests. Image Procured via Google Search.
The media released audio tapes of a conversation that took place between Amar Singh and actress Bipasha Basu in 2006. Image Procured via Google Search.
The conversation between the politician and the actress started with an exchange of few words where Bipasha allegedly mentioned about noticing him at a party to which Amar Singh replied that it was sweet of her to remember an "old fossil like him". He further mentioned that age matters between the legs in reply to Bipasha's comment on his age. Although, it hasn't been verified if the caller is actually actress Bipasha Basu or not. Image Procured via Google Search.