- There was a dispute between Gandhi and Bachchan family over the payment of Rahul’s fees.
- Amitabh was reluctant to pay Rahul’s fees
- Because of this, the relationship between the two families deteriorated.
Although many claims have been made about the sourness in the country’s iconic Gandhi-Nehru and Bachchan family, which have been very close to each other for a long time, but a recently published book has revealed that a small The incident put such a nail in their relationship that the doors of both the families were closed for each other. Senior journalist and former MP Santosh Indian The new book of ‘VP Singh, Chandrashekhar, Sonia Gandhi and I’ claims that the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi Congress President Sonia Gandhi had asked Amitabh Bachchan to arrange fees for his studies, but he refused to do so.
According to the author, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi After the assassination, Sonia Gandhi was very concerned about the education of her son Rahul, who was studying in London at that time and she conveyed her concern to Amitabh Bachchan. According to the book, after listening to Sonia Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan said, ‘Paisa Toh Lalit Suri and Satish Sharma have messed up… Nothing is there but I will do something.’
Suri and Sharma were senior Congress leaders and were considered close to Rajiv Gandhi. The book claims that Suri, Sharma and Bachchan started the rice business together when Rajiv Gandhi was alive. The Indians write in their book, ‘From here the Basmati rice used to go, where it used to change from ‘magic’ to Paramal. Since the Government of India had allowed this, it was natural that some other people were also participants in this but their names never surfaced.
The author further claimed in the book that Amitabh Bachchan had sent a check for a thousand dollars (currently around Rs 74,500) to Sonia Gandhi two days later, but she returned it. According to the book, ‘Sonia Gandhi could never forget this incident and considering it as an insult, she removed Amitabh Bachchan from her life forever’.
The author claimed that Sonia Gandhi may have remembered the incident when Amitabh Bachchan had asked Sanjay Gandhi for Rs 20 lakh but he did not have that much money to pay him. He claims in the book that after this incident, Amitabh Bachchan started keeping distance from Sanjay Gandhi. His mother (Teji Bachchan) must have visited Indiraji occasionally. Political experts say that Teji Bachchan and Indira Gandhi had a very good relationship and due to this both the families came very close to each other.
It has been told in the book that Amitabh Bachchan and Rajiv Gandhi were very close to each other and whenever a foreign head of state or important guest came to India, he would definitely call Bachchan. According to Indian, Rajiv used to introduce Amitabh less as an MP and more as an actor in front of foreign guests. The author has claimed that whenever an important guest like the Russian President used to come, Rajiv would ask Amitabh Bachchan to dance to the song Mere Angne Mein Tumhaara Kya Kaam Hai. The Indian has said in the book that whatever Bachchan felt, he had to do it.
According to the book, the rift in their relationship started when Vishwanath Pratap Singh became the Prime Minister. Referring to one incident, it has been claimed in the book that this tension increased so much that once Rajiv Gandhi even called him a snake. In Indian words, Rajiv was then the leader of the opposition and Amitabh had come to meet him. When Amitabh left, Rajiv said ‘He is a snake’, which means he is a snake.
The book claims that Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was also present there as a journalist at the time of the incident. The book also mentions the important political developments of 1987, when the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi removed Vishwanath Pratap Singh from the post of Finance Minister and entrusted the Defense Ministry. The author claimed that Amitabh Bachchan was behind the decision, while Rajiv Gandhi had made excuses for war with Pakistan. According to him, there was no war situation at that time.
According to the book, its background was set in the Andaman when Rajiv Gandhi had gone there for a holiday and Amitabh had also arrived there from Burma (present-day Myanmar).
According to the Indian, ‘Perhaps Rajiv Gandhi could not understand how to change VP Singh’s style as he had instructed VP Singh to move forward fearlessly. Most of the industrialists started sending requests to Rajiv Gandhi to withdraw the finance ministry from VP Singh. Arun Nehru was also giving the same advice to Rajiv Gandhi again and again. Arun Nehru’s mind was reflected in the decisions of the government.
It was also claimed that since Amitabh Bachchan was a friend of Rajiv Gandhi, industrialists who were unable to contact the Prime Minister got in touch with Amitabh Bachchan. The book claims, but Rajiv Gandhi never recommended any industrialist to V P Singh.