‘Sharam naam ki cheez hi nahi hai: Jaya Bachchan taunts Aishwarya?

Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan in a recent event stated that the present generation of filmmakers consider open display of intimacy in films as smart and are no longer ashamed. “Sharam naam ki toh cheez hee nahi hai,” she had said.

Amidst the reports of Bachchans being upset with daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai’s steamy scenes with Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, the industry is abuzz whether Jaya’s remarks was a veiled attack on the gorgeous diva.

Jaya Bachchan was speaking at the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival during a session on legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy. The veteran actress compared the content of Indian films made in the 1950s and 60s to the ones made now, while praising the maker of films like 'Madhumati', 'Do Bigha Zameen', 'Bandhini' and others.

Filmmakers at that time, created art. Today, it's a business and all about numbers. Everything is thrown at our face. People have forgotten subtlety. Open display of affection is considered smart... sharam naam ki toh cheez hee nahi hai (people are no longer ashamed). Now, it's about big collections at the box office, Rs 100 crore films, first weekend collection...It's all Greek to me," the 68-year-old actress said.

Notably, when Amitabh Bachchan was asked about what he thought of the trailer of ‘ADHM’, the megastar replied by saying that he had not watched it.

Directed and produced by Karan Johar, ‘ADHM’ which also stars Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo, released today.