5 Times When Jaya Bachchan’s Bold Statements Grabbed The Headlines –


Jaya Bachchan is grabbing all the headlines after she spoke about an alleged ‘conspiracy to defame the film industry’ amid the ongoing drug row on the second day of the Monsoon Session in Parliament. But this is not the first time the veteran actress has grabbed headlines for her bold statements.

Here’s looking back at all the other times when the veteran actress made headlines for her bold responses:

1- When Jaya Bachchan wanted to slap Shah Rukh Khan

Back in 2008, Shah Rukh Khan’s remarks against Aishwarya Rai at Katrina Kaif’s birthday party caused a fight against Salman Khan. Talking about his remarks in an interview, Jaya was quoted as saying,

“Of course, I do. I haven’t had the opportunity to discuss it with him, and I am going to speak to him about it. If he was at my home, I would have slapped him, just as I would my own son. But I have connected with him in my soul, and that’s it.”

2- When Jaya Bachchan criticized son Abhishek Bachchan’s film

5 Times When Jaya Bachchans Bold Statements Grabbed The Headlines

In 2014, after the release of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan starrer film, Happy New Year, Jaya Bachchan in an interview commented on the movie and called it ‘nonsensical’. She stated,

“HNY is the most nonsensical film I’ve seen in recent years. I said that to the film’s lead actor as well. I watched it only because Abhishek was part of it. I told him he’s a great actor if he can act stupid in front of the camera like that. I can’t be part of what is being done in films these days and hence I don’t do films anymore.”

3- When Jaya Bachchan reacted to Amitabh Bachchan’s closeness to Rekha

5 Times When Jaya Bachchans Bold Statements Grabbed The Headlines

Amitabh was linked with Rekha and there are many who still feel there’s something between them. Speaking about the same on Simi Garewal’s chat show, Jaya had said,

“I think it is very cheap. I am his wife, and it would be a pity if I start questioning him. It is not important. Now I react a little to the press because my son is involved and my daughter is grown up. I tend to get a bit upset when they write things, but sometimes, I am sorry but I wouldn’t mind resorting to ‘Dharmendra’ tactics.” 

4- When Jaya Bachchan confessed that she was afraid of Big B

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On Simi Garewal’s chat show, Jaya spoke about the first time she met Amitabh. She revealed,

“I got frightened because I think he was the only who could, out of the lot of people I have known, dictate things to me and I would allow him to do that. When I met him for the first time I saw danger. It is just that something he would say, I would ideally do it. I would want to please him, something that doesn’t come to me that very easily.”

5- When Jaya Bachchan took a stand on the Hindi language

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During the music launch of Drona, Jaya had said that she would speak in Hindi as she is from Uttar Pradesh. The Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray-led MNS slammed the comment and said it was an ‘insult’ to Maharashtrian people. However, she later apologised and said,

“My remark about choosing to speak in Hindi at the music launch of a Hindi film was said innocently. Why would I go out of my way to malign the city that has given us everything? Don’t we belong to this city too? I will not show disrespect to this city till the day of my death.”



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