Were Amitabh Bachchan, late Rajiv Gandhi best friends? Here's how Big B felt after Gandhi's assassination
In this throwback interview, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan talked about his fond memories of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and told how his assassination in Tamil Nadu left him numbed.
Many are not aware, especially the young generation, that Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and the late former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi were good friends. In an old interview, Big B had shared his fond memories about Rajiv Gandhi and more.
Bachchan also shared how his assassination in Tamil Nadu left him numbed and sad in the same interview. For the unknown, the assassination of Gandhi happened as a result of a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. Also Read: Rekha, Aishwarya Rai's relationship: When Rekha sent Aishwarya letter and wrote, ‘With love, Rekha ma’
In an interview with Rediff.com, Amitabh was asked about his closeness with Rajiv Gandhi and how he got to know about his passing. Bachchan said he was in London when he got the news that Gandhi is no more. He was shocked and started preparing to leave for Delhi as soon as possible.
Bachchan said that he felt numbness, "You forget how you react in moments like this. But you go through a sense of numbness. I tried to reach his family, which was my first reaction. I tried to talk to my own family, which was my next reaction. Then, the following thing was to gather everybody and to go back home." Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan's Pan Masala ad gets him in trouble, NGO requests Big B to cut all promotional ties
Talking about his last memory of Rajiv Gandhi, Bachchan said he was a very noble and decent human being. He also said that Rajiv was the most unsuited person for politics.
The Piku actor added why he admired him a lot, "His commitment was more resolute, and one admired him for it. But basically he was a good human being, and I don't think that politics is really a good place for good human beings." Also Read: When Jaya Bachchan wanted to slap Shah Rukh Khan because of Aishwarya Rai; read details
Amitabh Bachchan is currently hosting the 13th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. He will next be seen in a Bollywood film Goodbye with Neena Gupta and Rashmika Mandanna. Amitabh also has movies like Brahmāstra, Jhund, Mayday and the Hindi remake of The Intern with Deepika Padukone.