When Atal Bihari Vajpayee pulled Amitabh Bachchan’s leg by taking Rekha’s name

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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away yesterday in Delhi at the age of 93. The man known for his oratory and statesmanship was also very fond of poetry and films. Upon his death, some of his old interviews and quotes have started surfacing on the social media.

We came across one such old interview of Atal Bihari Vajpayee where he took a sly dig at Amitabh Bachchan‘s then-rumoured relationship with actress Rekha. In the interview, Vajpayee spoke about Amitabh Bachchan‘s stint in politics and also commented on why the actor should not have entered politics.

Amidst these serious issues, Vajpayee mocked Amitabh and Rekha’s relationship by saying, “Before elections, I was asked if Amitabh Bachchan would fight against me, then what would I do. I said I would have to request Rekha to make him fight from our side. I can’t compete with actors. Being friends with actors is one thing but letting that friendship affect politics is not good.”

You can watch the political leader’s interview below:

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s comment made everyone laugh who was present during the interview . This incident showcases the veteran politician’s sense of humour. The celebrated politician was quite popular for his wit and way of effortlessly handling any situation.

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