Amar Singh on Shahrukh Khan, the detention in US, his friend Amitabh Bachchan, his health and a lot more.
On SRK and the US detention issue –
Shahrukh says he’ll pray for my physical and mental health. Why? Because I commented on his detention at the US airport? Please tell him that I’m fine, both physically and mentally. But I pray for a better zubaan for Shahrukh. He must understand that I didn’t comment on him. I commented on an issue much larger than his detention. Where were those four central ministers who’ve been so vocal about Shahrukh’s detention, when Abdul Kalam was detained at an airport? Why didn’t they speak up then? Why has Shahrukh’s detention become a national issue? If it has, lets immediately cancel all diplomatic ties with the US. Indians are stripped and frisked routinely at London airport. Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) has been similarly detained in France and Switzerland. Have you ever heard him complain? And he isn’t even a Khan. My wife was detained at an international airport recently. So whats the hue and cry about?
On his health and ‘brother’ Amitabh Bachchan-
My kidney transplant has been performed successfully. But I’m here in Singapore till at least September 10, under medical observation. After that, I’m free to return. But I haven’t really taken a decision on when to return. I’m very happy here. My wife is here, and so is my elder brother, Amitji. I wont insult our relationship by saying hes my friend. Friends toh aate jaate hain, sukh-dukh mein. No friend does what Amitji’s done for me. He’s been with me here, looking after me. I must’ve done something really good in my past life to deserve this.
Today, I know nothing matters more than my health. Not my political allies, for sure. If I died, what would they do? Hold a condolence meeting and move on. Mahatma Gandhi, Nehruji, Indiraji, Rajivji – they all died. But the government and the world moved on. No. I’ve realized that only family and a few close friends matter, like my brother Amitji, Anil Ambani and Sanjay Dutt.
Credit : Times of India