Blast from the past: When Bofors scandal made Amitabh Bachchan cry inconsolably

Here's a throwback on the Bofors case that became a nightmare for Amitabh Bachchan.

Blast from the past: When Bofors scandal made Amitabh Bachchan cry inconsolably

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A Bollywood celebrity’s life is incomplete without a controversy, but the one that Amitabh Bachchan got embroiled in, is the worst nightmare one can face. A superstar became a face of a scandal, a scandal that hampered the trust of his fans in him and in the government. The Bofors scandal that ruled the headlines in 1980’s and 1990’s has given many sleepless nights to innocent Amitabh Bachchan. Yes, we call him innocent as the London court has pronounced him to be innocent. But what good did this scandal do?

When he cried inconsolably!

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In the book Sangharsh Path: Samajwadi Purodha Brijbhushan Tiwari Par Ek Ekagra., Jaya Bachchan had recalled an episode from Big B’s life when he cried in front of his parents, during this scam.
She narrated, “One day my father-in-law (late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan) called him (Amitabh) and asked him if the stories published in papers were true. Amitabh denied them and said they all were baseless. But after returning to his room, he broke down because of a situation where his dad had to ask him to clear the air on the issue.”

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