New Delhi, Feb.13 : Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh said on Wednesday that megastar Amitabh Bachchan is ready to quit Mumbai and settle elsewhere if charges levelled on him by Maharashtra Navnirma Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray were proved to be true.
Addressing a press conference here, Singh said that the actor is very hurt by Thackeray's statement that he had done more for his home state of Uttar Pradesh than for the state of Maharashtra.
"He is sentimentally very hurt. He is a very matured and dignified person and he is very hurt, particularly on these charges," Singh said.
"Let Thackeray come out with a list, what all he (Bachchan) has done for UP and what all he has done for Maharashtra. If he has not done much more for Maharashtra, where he is residing, then on his behalf I am saying, he will leave Mumbai," he said.
Listing Bachchan's contributions to Maharashtra, Singh said the actor has done so much for Breach Candy Hospital, for Hinduja Hospital and for the victims of Latur earthquake.
Singh said around 2,000-3,000 Maharashtrians are employed in Bachchan's business enterprises and "this is something no one can dispute".