Indo-Asian News Service
April 29, 2012 09:42 IST
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed his happiness at the recent nomination of actress Rekha and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, while Sanjay Dutt was unhappy with Sachin becoming a parliamentarian.
"In each session of parliament, the president nominates few set of people for the Rajya Sabha from the fields of art, cinema etc. It is a very honourable position. Sunil Dutt's wife Nargis was also nominated. Whoever are nominated for this (Rajya Sabha) are deserving people," Amitabh Bachchan said.
Asked if being a Rajya Sabha member puts a burden on cricket and film personalities, he said, "It is their personal decision. Leave it to them."
Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt, who considers himself as a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar, is unhappy with him being a member of
the Rajya Sabha.
"It is an honour to be in the Rajya sabha. I am a fan of Sachin. He is the pride and jewel of India. But, I am not happy that he is a Rajya Sabha member. He should have been the way he is," he said.