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Once friends turned foes, Amitabh Bachchan and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh’s bickering is known by all. The news of their dispute had made headlines after Singh had accused Bachchan of ending their relationship and had also made some comments about his family and personal life.
Just two days back, on his father’s death anniversary, Amar Singh sent an apology video to Big B and his family, stating that he regretted his 'overreaction against' Amitabh Bachchan and the Bachchan family.
“Today is my father's death anniversary and I got a message for the same from @SrBachchan ji. At this stage of life when I am fighting a battle of life and death I regret for my over reaction against Amit ji and family. God bless them all (sic).
"I realise, I must express regret for the harsh words I used (against them). In my mind, more than hatred, I had disappointment towards his behaviour. But it seems, he never had any disappointment, nor bitterness in him," Amar Singh said in the video.
Well, the video seemed to mark an end to the long-standing dispute between Singh and Bachchan. However, now it looks like the fall out between the two may continue, even after the apology.
The Asian Age quoted Bachchan’s family friend as saying,
If it was just him, he may have considered it. But Amar Singh has been constantly insulting not just Bachchan sahab but also his wife Jaya ji, portraying her as the villain of the piece. Bachchan sahab can forgive those who insult him, but not his family. Bachchan sahab was quiet all through ten years when Amar Singh ji attacked the family. He will remain silent.”-
The altercation began in 2010 when Amar Singh suddenly made harsh comments against Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan. Singh had also said that it was Amitabh who had warned him to not accept his wife Jaya Bachchan's Samajwadi Party membership.
India Today had quoted Amar saying in a 2017 interview: "Even before I met Amitabh Bachchan, he and Jaya Bachchan were living separately. One of them was living in Pratiksha and the other lived in his other bungalow, Janak. There were also speculations about a problem between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya. I am not responsible for that."
"When I got bail, Mr Bachchan came to see me, but I was not impressed. ... Bachchan only came after I was granted bail and was in hospital. I was very cold and formal with him because he waited. He is a politically correct, suave person. Subrata Roy was also the same. I went to see him in Tihar twice. I said that I must do to people what they did to me. He took far too long to come," Amar Singh was quoted as saying in the book India's Most Famous, written by Sunetra Choudhury.
Singh went on to say about Bachchan, "When he came to meet me I didn't feel like talking to him because the feelings I had for him, the friendship had gone. They had got filtered from my mind and the realisation had dawned that mostly people are weathercocks."
Well, only time will tell if this feud comes to an end or continues to linger.