Didi Ties Rakhi, Drops In For A Cuppa With Big B And Family
MUMBAI, (IANS) – West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dropped into the Bachchans home for a cup of tea and tied a ‘rakhi’ to megastar Amitabh Bachchan here on August 30.
The Bachchans had invited ‘Didi’ for a cuppa during her three-day visit to Mumbai to participate in the third National Opposition INDIA Conclave starting here on August 31.
“I am very pleased… I met the ‘Bharat Ratna’, Amitabh Bachchan… I tied him a ‘rakhi’… I adore this family… They are the number one family of India with a lot of contributions to the nation. I have also invited them to attend the Durga Pujo festival and the international film fest,” Banerjee said after the meeting.
Banerjee enjoys a close rapport with the Bachchan family – with Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan also a Bengali.
Jaya, sporting a white churidar-kurta with a printed pink dupatta, came down and greeted Banerjee with a warm bear hug as she alighted from her vehicle, and escorted her to the entrance of the Bachchan residence as the paparazzi clicked away furiously.
Present were the bearded Amitabh in a cream kurta-pajama and a scarf on his head with a greyish shawl draped on the shoulders, a grinning bespectacled Abhishek and wife Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, sister Shweta Nanda, and grand-daughters – Aaradhya Bachchan and Navya Nanda.
A relaxed looking Banerjee cheerfully greeted and smiled with all the Bachchan clan members and had a good time at their Jalsa Bungalow at Juhu.
She fondly refers to Big Bro Bachchan as a ‘Bharatratna’ (jewel of India) and is rooting for the country’s top civilian honor for him.
Incidentally, during the 201 WB Assembly polls, Jaya Bachchan, a Samajwadi Party MP, had also campaigned for the Trinamool Congress, headed by Banerjee.