Big B in a candid interview on Aaj Tak's 'Seedhi Baat'

NEW DELHI: The doyen of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan comes face to face with Prabhu Chawla on the various facets of his life on Seedhi Baat on Sunday, 11 April at 9:30 pm.

In a candid interview to Aaj Tak, Amitabh Bachchan talks about his 30 years in the film industry, his stint with politics and his association with Amar Singh and Anil Ambani.

Commenting on his 'overexposure' on TV and films in the past two years, Amitabh Bachchan said that he was doing all this work to pay back the debts that had been incurred by his company. All the proceeds from these assignments were going to his company so that all the creditors who had stood by him may be able to fully recover their money.

When quizzed on his relationship with Amar Singh, Bachchan said that he was a personal friend and part of the family. Bachchan considers Singh his younger brother and they have shared a very good relationship.

Talking about his stint in politics, the Big B says that he was a failure in politics. He did not have the elements of a successful politician. He had entered politics in support of Rajiv Gandhi and the bereaved Gandhi family. Later, in parliament, he realized that this was a folly.

Confirming that he was no longer as close to the Gandhi family as he was during Rajiv Gandhi's time, Bachchan said that they have closed the door on him and the onus of taking this relationship further rests with the Gandhi family.

According to Bachchan, there was no financial implication to his friendship with either Amar Singh or Anil Ambani. All three shared a very personal rapport and he has never taken any sort of financial help from either of them. Speaking about Abhishek, he said that though Abhishek was still to realize his position in film industry, but his time would come and he would make his mark in the industry.

Speaking on actors entering politics and canvassing for various political parties, Bachchan said that this was a matter of personal choice, but he himself had no intentions of either entering politics or canvassing for any candidate.

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