10 Lesser known facts about Jaya Bachchan

WRITTEN BY Aditi Shrivastava

Debut

Jaya ji always had only one dream in her life and that was to become an actress. She made her début at the age of 15 in the Bengali film Mahanagar, directed by the legendary Satyajit Ray.

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Outspoken

Jaya Bachchan was so outspoken that in one of an interview she labeled actress Suchitra Sen As overrated and garnered much criticism.

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Controversy

While filming Shor with Manoj Kumar,the maker would ask her to wear skimpy clothes that deeply angered her & she never worked with him again.

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Shahenshah

By creating the storyline for the 1988 film Shahenshah, she was crucial in restoring Amitabh's Bollywood career.

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The first meeting

The first time Jaya met Amitabh on the set of ‘Guddi’ Big B was still a struggler while Jaya was on the top of her stardom.

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Dharmendra

Jaya Ji’s favorite actor is not Amitabh Bachchan but Dharemendra who later played the role of her love interest in the film Samadhi.

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Sholay

During the filming, Bachchan was expecting her daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

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Politics

One of the most well-known names affiliated with the Samajwadi Party is Jaya Bachchan. In 2004, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the first time from UP

Padam shri

In 1992 she was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honor.

Love at first sight

It is widely assumed that Jaya fell in love at the first sight with Amitabh. Later she explained that none of them fell in love at first sight. They took their time falling in love

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