When Jaya Bachchan called ‘Happy New Year’ an ‘absurd’ movie and Shah Rukh Khan returned it saying ‘No more so than Amar Akbar Anthony’

When Jaya Bachchan called ‘Happy New Year’ a ‘senseless’ movie and Shah Rukh Khan made it (Photo Credit – Episode/Movie Photo; Poster by Amar Akbar Anthony)

Jaya Bachchan has often made headlines due to her comments and statements on anything and everything. Time and time again, we’ve seen her get mad at paps for clicking her photos on different occasions. As the veteran actress is known for her honest and bold opinions, she caught everyone’s attention when she called Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year “nonsense”.

Recently, she made headlines when she was seen saying to a dad “I hope you fall” which had drawn strong reactions from many celebrities. Most of the time, it is the journalists of the media and paparazzi who face the wrath of the veteran actress’ unfiltered attitude. Once she didn’t even spare King Khan and his 2014 movie.

During a Mumbai Literature Festival’s ‘Literature’s Failure to Inform Current Cinema’ session, Jaya Bachchan revealed that she watched Happy New Year because of her son Abhishek Bachchan. She went on to recall that she even spoke to the producers and main actors about her review and that Shah Rukh Khan was ready with her witty review.

Jaya Bachchan was heard saying, “I told him he’s a great actor if he can act stupid on camera like that. I can’t be part of what’s being done in movies these days and so I don’t make movies anymore. I couldn’t do it. But he did it so freely; I was impressed. Of course, I went to tell the producer and the main actor of the film that I had never seen a film as absurd as this.

Jaya Bachchan further revealed that Shah Rukh Khan was ready with his witty response and said, “He was so fast…an amazing man. He said, “Tata Jaya, no more absurd than Amar Akbar Anthony”. I said it could be fun. Amar Akbar Anthony is a movie that I love to watch… if you want to laugh, you don’t take home what you saw in the cinema.

Meanwhile, it was also reported after Jaya BachchanThe Happy New Year comment to Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai reportedly tried to apologize to the actor. However, he denied the reports on Twitter and said, “I haven’t read a shittier, more made-up piece of journalism lately.”

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