New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday visited long-time friend and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Singh, arrested in the cash-for-votes scam, is on interim bail till September 19. He was put under medical observation September 13 after he complained of ill health.

Bachchan, who is in Delhi to attend the Bharatiya Gyanpith Award, was accompanied by his Delhi-based daughter, Shweta Nanda.

“Amitabh Bachchan came to see Amar Singh in the private ward around 11 a.m.,” an AIIMS doctor said.

Amar Singh and two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora, were arrested September 6 for their alleged involvement in an attempt to bribe MPs ahead of the July 2008 parliament trust vote.

Bachchan's visit follows Singh confidante and MP Jayaprada's jibe saying: "The celebrities he helped, the famous people... Where are they?"


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