Mumbai, Dec 10: Veteran Bollywood actress and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan said that her husband will not allow her to contest in upcoming Lok Sabha election. Her statement ignited a controversy - is Amitabh Bachchan unhappy over his wife's political career?
Speculations over Jaya's decision of contesting 2014 poll surfaced following her social works at Bhadoi, Uttar Pradesh.
Mrs Bachchan vowed to make Bhadoi a model district but overruled all speculations regarding elections saying that if such a situation arises then the Bollywood megastar would ask his wife to sit at home.
Mrs Bachchan also refused to comment on their former aide Amar Singh who has been hurl;ing several stern criticism since the Bachchans parted from him.
Amar Singh, who was once very close to the Bachchans, had spitted venom against them after calling the Bachchans "greedy".
The former SP leader claimed that many people including "stars" will commit suicide if he writes his autobiography.
During an interview with a daily, Singh was quoted as saying, "If I tell the truth, some people and stars would have to commit suicide. So, its better I hold back my words."
While discussing his relation with the Big B, Singh said, "When I was jailed, he did not even bother calling me up. My bail was set at Rs 2.5 crore and he could have helped. But he did not speak to me even once."
"He once told a TV Channel that had I not helped him, he would have become bankrupt. But he doesn't have the courage to say this to me," said Amar Singh and also added, "I helped him. But life has taught me a lesson: Help the needy, not the greedy."
While commenting on Jaya Bachchan, Amar Singh said, "She was a big star when Amitabh married her. Now, the entire world knows Amitabh. Even Aishwarya is more famous than her. But she has not been able to come to terms with her diminished status. That's why she wants to remain a Rajya Sabha member. She thinks it gives her an identity."
Amar Singh had blamed Jaya Bachchan that he (Singh) taught her the "rules of politics" initially but Jaya Bachachan allegedly betrayed him (Singh) when he was in need.