Amitabh, who is also known as Big B, on Saturday, Apr 28 praised Sachin and actress Rekha while stating that both Rekha and Sachin "deserved" to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
The megastar claimed, "In each session of Parliament, President nominates few set of people for Rajya Sabha from the fields of art, film etc. It is an honorary position. Whoever nominated for this (Rajya Sabha) are deserving people (sic)."
Both Sachin and Rekha have been nominated to the Upper House following the recommendation of the Ministry of Home affairs. While Sachin's foray into the political world has been received with great applause from various political circles, few people such as Baba Ramdev and Sanjay Dutt showed their disappointment.