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Tujhe Sab Hain Pata, Hain Na Maa…’Beautiful’ is the word that describes a mother-child relationship. She has a thankless job, for you will never see her complaining when she has to wake up at odd hours, constantly changing the patti on your forehead when you have fever, your favourite food becomes her favourite, guiding you when life’s a whirlwind, and standing strong like a pillar beside you, always and everytime, moms are truly human Gods in disguise! And a better glimpse of what Jaya Bachchan means to her two star children, Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, is clearly expressed in their crisp birthday wishes for her. (Do Read: Amitabh Bachchan Calls Abhishek Bachchan His Dearest Friend For A Funny Reason, Check Inside)
Jaya Bachchan, the lady with a no-nonsensical attitude and always speaking her heart out turns 71 today (April 09, 2019). Often denoted as the ‘First Lady’ in Bollywood, there has been multitude of instances which have proved that Jaya Bachchan is a complete savage! From busting fans who try to click selfies with her without permission to admitting that she is not camera friendly, Jaya ji’s ‘not-so-warm’ bond with the paps is not unknown to people. At Koffee With Karan season 6, Shweta Bachchan had shared, “She gets very claustrophobic when there are too many people around her. She also doesn't like it when people take her pictures without asking her. She comes from that school of thought."
For Jaya Bachchan’s 71st birthday, her star kids, Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda took to Instagram and poured out heartfelt wishes for their mom. Sharing a beautiful mother-daughter picture of the duo, Shweta wrote quoting the lines of a Walt Whitman poem, “O Captain My Captain”, whereas, son, Abhishek posted a throwback picture of his mother and captioned it as, “Maa! (in hindi), The word says it all. Happy Birthday Ma. Love you.” While we will share the pictures with you, also checkout glimpses of the birthday dinner that daughter, Shweta had hosted for her mom:
In an interview, Abhishek Bachchan had shared about his camaraderie with his mom. He had stated, “The mother-son relationship in this film is very real. I am very close to my mother. My dad is like my buddy; we have always had a friendly relationship. But mother-son don’t have the buddy relationship. My mother for me is like Maa, and that is sacred. A mother and a son have a unique bond, in which they can say a lot without communicating anything.” (Must Read: Jeetendra Dances With Wife, Shobha Kapoor On 'Jawani Jaaneman' On His 77th Birthday Bash)
Abhishek Bachchan had also shared in yet another interview about how mommy, Jaya Bachchan brought them up, “I was very naughty, that's what my mother tells me. But I feel most boys are that way growing up. Today's children are so mature, they are able to adapt so much more quickly than us or our parents. Each of us has a different journey of parenthood." Further sharing if Jaya ji was a strict mom, the Manmarziyaan star had added, "Yes, mom was strict. She would hit me sometimes. But as soon as I grew up a bit, I was beyond her reach (smiles). Dad never even raised his voice, forget raising his hand. Just one look was enough to make us realise our mistake and vow never to repeat it.”
No matter how great an actor Abhishek Bachchan is, the super-stardom of his father, Amitabh Bachachan always comes in the way. Jaya Bachchan, in a throwback interview, had shared light on the same, "If he really has it in him, then he will overcome the towering figure (Amitabh). He must struggle in order to achieve. I know when Amitji came (in the film industry) people used to say 'are you mad? Why are you working with this guy? He will never make it.' Same people who said this have worked with him, regularly, later." Jaya Bachchan had further added, "Not only as mother but as student of cinema and acting I would like to see an actor, it can be Abhishek or anybody, who can really take on Amitabh Bachchan." She added, "Why not? Somebody hopefully, better (than Amitabh)?" (Also Read: Roshni Chopra's Baby Sister Deeya Chopra Becomes A Mother, Excited Maasi Announces The News)
Having said that, here’s wishing the evergreen Jaya Bachchan, a very happy 71st birthday!