It all started with Jaya Bachchan apparently making a comment about Abhishek Bachchan starrer Happy New Year during a recently concluded literary fest in Mumbai. As per reports, the comment in question was:
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 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.
However, it seems that that’s not quite what she said. So since the incident took place, there have been a few clarifications doing the rounds.
Amitabh Bachchan himself shared an article on his social media clarifying that Jaya’s quote was used out of context. Not only that, but the host of the conversation at the festival also spoke to us exclusively, saying that her comments were taken out of context.
Now, it is Abhishek Bachchan‘s turn to speak. The actor has finally broken his silence on the issue and seemingly he was unfazed by the whole blow up. He said:
I think anybody who was present there, they know the truth. Now that the truth has come out, the people who blew it out of proportion are looking a bit foolish. The media has a duty to report responsibly as sensational can be very dangerous. It’s an unfortunate situation and it could have been avoided.
It seems that Mrs Bachchan really meant that there are two kinds of cinema: those based on literary works and those that are pure entertainment. According to her, she enjoys both these kinds of films. She went on to say that she loved Abhishek’s “nonsensical” act in the film as it is something she doesn’t think she’d be able to carry; she called it something that only a good actor can pull off! In the same breath, she said Amar Akbar Anthony is also one such film that entertains thoroughly and she loves the film.
Interesting turn of events, don’t you think?