Jaya Bachchan was at a recently-concluded literature festival in Mumbai and was part of a session discussing ‘The Failure Of Literature In Informing Current Cinema.’ She has never been known to mince her words and the event was no different. She said:
Unfortunately cinema today is about business, not art. We call good films ‘art house cinema’. What does that even mean? All cinema is art.
And if you think that was the only opinion she shared, you’re gravely mistaken. She openly dissed Farah Khan‘s Happy New Year and made no bones about it. The fact that her son Abhishek Bachchan is a part of the ensemble cast did not stop her from speaking her mind.
Happy New Year is the most nonsensical film I’ve seen in recent years. I said that to the film’s lead actor as well. I watched it only because Abhishek was part of it. I told him he’s a great actor and 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.
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt!
Well, even though Happy New Year has had a blockbuster opening and is raking in all the big bucks (we loved it ourselves), it has clearly not impressed Jaya ji.
We wonder what Abhishek has to say about this!