Sachin Tendulkar has earned Rajya Sabha nomination, feels Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan feels it is an headache of the appointed Rajya Sabha member to manage his professional life along with Parliamentary sessions Getty Images

Mumbai: Apr 29, 2012

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Saturday expressed happiness at the recent nomination of actress Rekha and cricket legend Sachin Tendulakar 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 told reporters at a press conference.

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, Dutt, who terms himself to be a big fan of 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. (IANS)