Mumbai, Sep 10: A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray rejected Jaya Bachchan's apology for the 'anti-marathi' comments published in an English daily, Amitabh Bachchan comes to his wife's rescue in his blog.
Big B posted the following on his blog, "The casual off-the-cuff remarks made by her at the music launch function were without malice or deliberate intent, but if it has caused hurt to the sentiments of Maharashtra, Maharashtrians and indeed the city and citizens of Mumbai, then she must seek regret and offer apology. Everything that we possess today is what came to us from this great state and city."
"Mumbai and Maharashtra has given us glory and recognition. I am 66 years old and 40 of those years have been spent living in Mumbai. Is it ever possible that we will dishonor it? Never!" the actor wrote.
Jaya Bachchan apologised on Monday, Sep 8 for 'anti-marathi' utterances made on the audio release of the film 'Drona' after MNS activists raged against the comment made by the actress by tearing posters of films featuring family members of Bachchan family. Jaya said that comments made by her were completely unintentional and that no one should take them seriously.
MNS on Tuesday, Sep 9 asked Jaya Bachchan to tender a public apology on camera over her 'anti-Marathi' remarks.