"As a precautionary measure, we have deployed our men at Jalsa, Prateeksha, Janak, the three bungalows of Bachchan," a police officer said.

Patrolling in the area has been stepped up, the officer said, adding that the SP and BSP workers may resort to any activity disturbing law and order as they are upset with the patch-up between Thackeray and Amitabh.

“Hence, we are alert and have deployed our personnel outside the bungalows,” he said.

Burying their five-year-old hatchet, Bachchan shared dais with Thackeray at the seventh anniversary of MNS's movie industry wing `Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena' at the Shanmukhanand Hall in Central Mumbai last week.

Raj Thackeray had earlier targeted Bachchan for becoming the brand ambassador of Uttar Pradesh. Wife Jaya Bachchan too incurred MNS's wrath when she said that being from Uttar Pradesh, she would prefer to speak in Hindi rather than in Marathi.

Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi had said that Amitabh Bachchan's appearance at the MNS function was an "insult" to the North Indians. He said Amitabh should clarify whether Raj Thackeray had accepted only the actor or all the people from North India.


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