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Do you know what’s the best part about getting married? Having a mother in the form of your mother-in-law, on whom you can lean when times are tough, and she’ll always take care of you. And for the mother of the groom, the best part about her son getting married is having a daughter in the form of her daughter-in-law. If you go by the daily soap operas, then yes, MILs are evil and can make your life hell. But in reality, a relationship shared between a daughter-in-law and a mother-in-law is one of the most beautiful ones that either of them will experience in their lifetime. (Also Read: Unseen Video Of Abhishek Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai's Wedding In 2007, Glimpse Of The Varmala Ritual)
And who better than Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to vouch for it? Jaya Bachchan might be a woman of few words but when it comes to her husband, Amitabh Bachchan, kids, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or grandchildren, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan, she leaves no stone unturned to make them feel special. Jaya Bachchan had gotten promoted to mother-in-law when her son, Abhishek had tied the knot with Aishwarya in 2007 and though unbelievable, but 13 years have passed by since then!
As Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrate the completion of 13 years of their married life, we have a special treat for you. Scrolling through social media, we caught hold of a throwback video from Filmfare Award ceremony, wherein Jaya Bachchan couldn’t stop praising her daughter-in-law, Aishwarya. Welcoming Aishwarya in the family in the most endearing way, Mrs Bachchan had remarked, “Today I’m going to be a mother-in-law all over again to a wonderful, lovely girl, who has great values, has great dignity and a lovely smile. Welcome you to the family. I love you.” Jaya Bachchan’s speech had left Aishwarya teary-eyed!
Jaya Bachchan maybe a stern celebrity, who is brutally honest and speaks her heart out in front of the media, but when it comes to being a sasu maa, she’s incomparable! From scolding the media when they had addressed the former Miss World as ‘Aishwarya’ by saying “Aishwarya kya hota hai? Is she your school friend?", giving her a shoulder to lean whenever she needed it to sharing sarees with her bahu, Jaya ji is pure mom-in-law goals! And the best part is, she is in awe of bahu Aishwarya and loves her to the utmost! (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Is Her In-Laws' 'Aankhon Ka Tara', Proved That She Is A Great Bachchan Bahu)
In a throwback Koffee With Karan episode, Jaya Bachchan was all praises about Aishwarya and had said, "She is lovely. I love her. I have always loved her. I have never ever seen her push herself whenever we are all together. I like that quality of hers to stand behind. She is quiet. She listens and she is taking it all in. And another beautiful thing is that she has fitted in so well in the family. She knows who are our good friends."
Known for not mincing her words and speaking her heart out, when Jaya Bachchan had turned 71 on April 9, 2019, her bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had given us a glimpse of their ‘happiness always’ on her mother-in-law’s birthday. Sharing a picture with her mother-in-law, Jaya ji and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, Aishwarya had captioned the birthday special picture as “Happiness always.” While the saas-bahu duo had twinned in pale colour outfits, the little one had sported a beautiful red dress, and the trio was all smiles for the camera.
In an interview with People’s magazine in 2008, Jaya Bachchan was questioned for not being a forgiving person, to which, the Mili star had replied, “I agree with you. But if you reason with me, I am a very forgiving person. I am an honest person, I do not have needs in life, I can be happy anywhere. And I hope and think I have brought my children up with the right values. I keep telling my son every single day, it doesn't matter if a film does well or not. What matters is a light boy saying 30 years later, 'It was such a pleasure working with you.” When probed further if these were the values, she wanted her daughter-in-law to rub off, she was all-praises for Aishwarya and said, “Yes. That is why I wanted my son to marry a girl who has those values, who has that tradition, that culture.”
In an interview with a leading media daily, Abhishek Bachchan had thrown light on the equation between his mother, Jaya Bachchan and wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He had stated, “Ma and Ash gang up against me and they keep rattling on in Bengali. Mom knows the language because she is Bengali and Aishwarya had worked with Rituda (the late Rituparno Ghosh) in Chokher Bali, so she also can speak the language quite well. So whenever they have to team up against me, they start talking in Bengali”. After Aaradhya Bachchan’s birth, Aishwarya dedicated her time to her daughter and has always been a hands-on mother. Acknowledging Aishwarya for the way she takes care of her daughter, Jaya ji had said in an interview, “Sometimes I tease Aishwarya and I say Aaradhya is a very lucky girl because can you imagine having a nurse like Miss World Aishwarya!” (Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Combined Net Worth, She Owns A Ring Worth 70 Lakh)
Such endearing words from Jaya Bachchan for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan!
The moment a girl understands that she has to leave her family home to create her own world, she prays for finding the best mother-in-law, who treats her like her own daughter. In the family tree, a mom-in-law and daughter-in-law's relationship is considered the most complicated one, who love the same manRead More