Times When Jaya Bachchan's Swag Ruled Headlines: From Schooling The Paps To Ignoring Kangana Ranaut

Jaya Bachchan is known for her temperament with paparazzi, but she has often made us ROFL with her witty side. Here are some events when Jaya proved to be the queen of swag.


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Times When Jaya Bachchan's Swag Ruled Headlines: From Schooling The Paps To Ignoring Kangana Ranaut

Jaya Bachchan, a name that hardly needs any introduction, is one of the poignant faces of Indian cinema. Born on April 9, 1948, as Jaya Bhaduri, in a Bengali family to a journalist father, Tarun Kumar Bhaduri, and a poetess mother, Indira, Jaya was destined to be an actress. A graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Jaya began her acting career at the age of 15 in Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film, Mahanagar.

Eight years later, she made her Bollywood debut with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film, Guddi. Her spectacular performances in UphaarKoshishKora KagazZanjeerAbhimaanSholayMili, and many more garnered her a lot of applause. Talking about her personal life, she is married to superstar, Amitabh Bachchan, and they are parents to Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan.

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Apart from her spectacular acting, Jaya Bachchan is also known for her temperament. We have often seen the veteran actress losing her cool at the paps, but there are times, when she showed her witty side. Be it ignoring a celebrity or shutting the speaker, Jaya’s swag cannot be ignored. Let us take a look at the times when Jaya Bachchan’s swag spoke louder than her words.

#1. When Jaya Bachchan showed her chirpy side at Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s event


It was during the ace fashion designers, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s film premier, Mera Noor Hai Mashoor, when the paps witnessed a completely new side of Jaya. The actress, who otherwise hates the sight of paparazzi, was seen happily interacting with them. While being clicked, she said, ‘dekha kitna smile karti hoon mai’. When one of the paps said namaste to her, her reaction was simply unmissable.

To watch the video, click here.

#2. When Jaya Bachchan lashed out at a pap for calling Aishwarya by her first name

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan has always been protective towards her daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai and proof of the same has often been seen. One such incident took place in 2013 when Jaya schooled the photographers after they addressed her bahu as 'Aishwarya'. It so happened that when Jaya and Aishwarya attended Subhash Ghai’s party together, they happily posed for the shutterbugs. However, one of the photographers called Aishwarya by her first name, asking her to pose. Furious Jaya lashed out at the pap and asked:

“Kya Aishwarya Aishwarya bula rahe ho, tumhare class mein padhti thi kya?”

To watch the video, click here.

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#3. When Jaya Bachchan sassily ignored Kangana Ranaut at an event


In 2022, during the screening of Sooraj Barjatya’s film, Uunchai in Mumbai, Jaya Bachchan made an appearance along with several other celebs. In one of the videos, the veteran actress was seen getting a warm welcome from actor, Anupam Kher, while the Queen actress, Kangana Ranaut was also present. Seeing Jaya, Kangana approached her and greeted her, saying, ‘Hello Jaya ji’, but the latter was busy greeting someone else. Jaya Bachchan’s royal ignorance towards Kangana was captured by the paps.

To watch the video, click here.

#4. Jaya Bachchan once called Amitabh Bachchan a non-romantic person


Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan are one of the power couples in the Hindi film industry. Before getting married in 1973, the two dated each other for a brief period. When the couple appeared on Simi Garewal's show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Simi asked Jaya whether Amitabh is a romantic person, Jaya mentioned that he has not been romantic with her and mentioned that he is very shy. Simi further asked Jaya if he was romantic when they were in a relationship. To this, Jaya stated that Amitabh hardly spoke when they were dating.

To watch the video, click here.

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#5. Jaya Bachchan’s bold statement about pregnancy for her granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda


Jaya Bachchan’s granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda hosts a podcast called, What The Hell Navya. During the first season of the podcast, Navya shared a heartfelt conversation with Jaya Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan about modern love, relationships and parenting. Jaya advised her granddaughter to marry her best friend and said she wouldn't have a problem if Navya got pregnant out of wedlock. In her words:

“I'm looking at it very clinically. Since there's a lack of that emotion, the romance today, I think you should marry your best friend. You should have a good friend, you should discuss and say, ‘Maybe I'd like to have a child with you because I like you, I think you're nice, so let's get married because that's what society's saying'. I have no problem if you have a child without a marriage also, I really don't have a problem.” 


Isn’t Jaya Bachchan the coolest grandmother? Her bold and savage statements have often broken people's stereotypical mentality. She might have her mood swings occasionally, but her witty and sassy statements cannot be ignored.  

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