Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jaya Bachchan: We are not going to celebrate Holi

Bachchan family is not going to celebrate the upcoming Holi festival because of the death of Teji Bachchan, the mother of Amitabh Bachchan. A few days ago, Amitabh’s wife Jaya Bachchan cleared that there would not be any Holi celebration this year because of the death of her mother-in-law a few months back. Both Amitabh and Jaya was attended a book-launching ceremony held in the capital of the country. The book "Icons: Men & Women Who Shaped Today's India" by Anil Dharkar was unveiled on the ceremony. Among the 20 iconic figures featured in the book includes Amitabh Bachchan. However, to Jaya Bachchan, her grandson is her icon. Jaya Bachchan did not forget to give the credit to all the member of Bachchan family when asked if she would give the credits to her husband for all of her happiness.

Hindustan Times reported:

When asked about her icon, Jaya said, "My grandson is my icon".

Asked if she would give credit to her husband for her happiness, Jaya said, "Of course. In fact I will give credit to my entire family - my kids, my son-in-law (Nikhil Nanda), daughter-in-law and my grandchildren (Agastya and Navya Naveli) for my happiness."

She added that real happiness comes from "positive thinking and one should be always positive in life".

The Big B features as one of the 20 icons in Dharker's book, and when the journalists asked her about her husband's iconic status, Jaya smiled and said: "Ghar ki murgi daal barabar (familiarity breeds contempt)."

Actually, this is going to be the first Holi for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as a member of Bachchan family. The actress got married with star actor Abhishek Bachchan last year in a lavish wedding ceremony. Jaya Bachchan’s upcoming movie "Love Songs - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" is going to hit the screens very soon.