Cut to March 2010 and yet another political controversy for Amitabh Bachchan after the superstar attended a ceremony in Mumbai for the inauguration of the newest phase of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
That appearance created a storm, with some in the Mumbai Congress openly expressing their unhappiness. Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said, "He's the brand ambassador of another state, we would like to promote our state. So perhaps I would not have attended the function had I known he would be present."
Given that Amitabh Bachchan and the Gandhi family share a rather uneasy equation, Congressmen seem desperate to prove their loyalty to the Gandhi parivaar. But in their bid at political sycophancy, they seem completely unconcerned about the humiliation it might cause to one of India's biggest icons who was only there because he was invited.Is iconic Amitabh bigger than petty politics? Comment here