Bachchan Bol is back with another voice blog courtesy Amitabh Bachchan, this time waxing eloquent about the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai! Listen: [audio:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4261/ab-on-sealink.mp3] Yeah…. I have no idea what he just said either, but fun right? You know the drill, for more voice blogs like these these just dial 5050678910 and get an earful of the Big B!
*So I got the goss, this voice blog comes in response to what went down at the inauguration of the northern carriageway of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and special invitee Amitabh Bachchan
. Soon after the inauguration, members of the Mumbai Congress voiced their displeasure with the presence of the iconic actor on a government platform. So much so that the city Congress president was quick to dissociate himself from the function. Kripashankar Singh told reporters, “I want to clarify, neither the Mumbai Congress nor I was consulted before inviting Amitabh Bachchan.” Soon after, Chief Minister Chavan, in a hurriedly-convened late-night press conference said, “He (Amitabh Bachchan) is the brand ambassador
of another state and hence some people were not happy with him being invited. Also, I’ve heard that some members of the Mumbai Congress were not invited for the function.” Worried about the repercussions within the party, the Chief Minister claimed that he wasn’t aware Bachchan was invited and even went so far as to admit that inviting him may have been a mistake. Chavan said, “I was not aware he (Amitabh Bachchan) was invited. The invitation did not have his name on it. Perhaps I would not have attended the function had I known he would be present.”
Yeah right. I call bullsh*t!
Apparently the invitations were sent out by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation or MSRDC, a department controlled by the Sharad Pawar-led NCP. The NCP minister in charge of the MSRDC, Jayadutt Kshirsagar tried to clarify, “Both Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar were invited since both are icons and this is an iconic project.”
Amitabh Bachchab reacted like he often does, on his blog he wrote: “A fresh controversy has been rapidly manufactured on my involvement in today’s event on the Sea Link… I had been invited by a Minister in the Government to attend and so I went along.”
I’m with him on this one. How retarded to invite someone to an inauguration and then act like he crashed the party. Doh!