By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Jaya Bachchan might be a woman of few words but when she talks, she speaks her mind. She was promoted to a mother-in-law when her son, Abhishek Bachchan had tied the knot with Aishwarya Rai in 2007. While at times, the saas-bahu might get upset with each other, they know how to stand strong by each other’s side. Jaya, often, becomes the target of trolls for her stern words. However, did you know once her bahu, Aishwarya’s fans had trolled her for her ‘regressive’ statement?
Jaya Bachchan may be stern and brutally honest celebrity, but when it comes to her daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 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?" to giving her a shoulder to lean whenever she needed it or sharing sarees with her bahu, Jaya is pure mom-in-law goals!
Coming back to what had made Aishwarya’s fans troll her saasu maa, Jaya Bachchan, in an old episode of Koffee With Karan, when asked about her daughter-in-law, Jaya had praised Aishwarya. She 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."
Well, Jaya Bachchan’s statement had not gone well with Aishwarya’s fans and they had started trolling her saasu maa for her ‘regressive’ comment. Jaya’s words “Stand behind” had irked the netizens and they had started bashing her. While one user had commented, “regressive,” another one had written, “Waah she stands behind and you like that waah Indian saas. Pffff.” One user had taught Jaya to be grateful to have Aishwarya as her daughter-in-law and had commented, “Stands behind? Damn! Your family should be grateful to have her."
Talking about Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s bond, once, while scrolling through social media, we had found a throwback video from the Filmfare Award ceremony, wherein Jaya had praised her daughter-in-law, Aishwarya. Welcoming Aishwarya in the family in the most endearing way, senior Mrs Bachchan’s words had left her bahu teary-eyed. Jaya 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.”
In an interview with the DNA, Abhishek Bachchan had thrown light on the equation between his mother, Jaya Bachchan and his 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.”
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