24 October, 2020

Jaya Bachchan

In conversation with Girish Karnad, on her career, her son and the fate of ABCL

Jaya Bachchan
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Did something ever happen one day when you said this is my day?
One day I met Amitabh Bachchan.

But you are doing films now.
Yes, I have roles in Hazar Chaurasi and Khalid Mohammed's Fiza. But I will choose my roles. I'm not ready to work for films like Biwi No. 1.

Which is your best film?
I don't know about best film. But my favourite film was Guddi.

Your first role was in a Satyajit Ray film. What did he think of Guddi?
Satyajit Ray only asked me what have you done. I told him I've done a Hindi film.

Why have you never done what are called glamour roles?
I couldn't handle the weight of the hairdo and the make-up. And there has to be a gali somewhere for plain-looking actresses.

Now that you're doing a play in London, what's different with theatre?
Well, I find it difficult to go overboard with my hands and legs. I don't think I'm a theatre actor. But there's greater opportunity on stage to do things differently, to improve and to improvise. I've changed with the changes in...
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