When Shah Rukh Khan Gave A Befitting Reply To Jaya Bachchan For Calling His Film 'Nonsensical'

Shah Rukh Khan once gave a sassy reply to Jaya Bachchan when she called his film, 'Happy New Year' 'nonsensical'.

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When Shah Rukh Khan Gave A Befitting Reply To Jaya Bachchan For Calling His Film 'Nonsensical'

Veteran actress, Jaya Bachchan is one of the most versatile actresses, who has reinforced a natural style of acting in mainstream Hindi cinema. Be it Guddi, Abhimaan, Sholay, Chupke Chupke, Milli, Silsila or any other film, Jaya Bachchan has always mesmerised her fans. She got married to the Shehanshaah of the Hindi film industry, Amitabh Bachchan in 1973.

Together they are proud parents to Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, loving in-laws to Nikhil Nanda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and doting grandparents to Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan. Jaya Bachchan is known for calling a spade a spade without ever mincing her words.

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When Jaya Bachchan called Shah Rukh Khan's film, 'Happy New Year' nonsensical, and he reacted

The veteran actress once called Shah Rukh Khan’s film, ‘nonsensical’. Speaking at Mumbai Literature Festival, Jaya Bachchan once revealed that she told the producers and the lead actor of the film, Happy New Year that the film was nonsensical and she watched it only because her son, Abhishek Bachchan too starred in it. Sharing details about the same, Jaya stated:

“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. I couldn’t do it. But he did it so freely; I was impressed. Of course I went and told the producer and the main actor of the movie that I’ve never seen a movie which was more nonsensical than this one.”

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At the same event, Jaya Bachchan also revealed that the lead actor of the film, Shah Rukh Khan gave her an equally witty response and said:

“Jaya aunty, not more nonsensical than Amar Akbar Anthony’. I said it could be entertaining. Amar Akbar Anthony is a film I love watching… if you want to laugh, you don’t take back home anything you watched in theatre.”

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Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Hindi film, which starred Jaya Bachchan’s husband, Amitabh Bachchan along with actors, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Shabana Azmi, Nirupa Roy, Pran and many others.

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Abhishek Bachchan once revealed how the family deals with Jaya Bachchan's controversies

Jaya Bachchan often leads the headlines for her ugly spat either with the paparazzi or for any controversial statements. When Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda graced the popular celebrity chat show, Koffee With Karan 6, the actor revealed what the family members do before stepping out with Jaya Bachchan. He stated that whenever the Bachchan family steps out with Jaya Bachchan for any public event, he, his father, Amitabh Bachchan, and his wifey, Aishwarya do a silent prayer before walking the red carpet. In his words:

"If it's like the four of us, Dad, Aishwarya and I just hold hands, say a silent prayer before the red carpet. And then we collect ourselves and walk on. If Shweta Di is with us, we just send her with Maa."

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For the unversed, Jaya Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan had worked together in films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kal Ho Naa Ho!

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