'Happy New Year' is the most nonsensical film: Jaya Bachchan

DC | SUSHMITA MURTHY
Published Nov 4, 2014, 5:35 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 4:57 pm IST
The film is being panned by critics and movie-goers alike for its content
Jaya Bachchan was speaking at literature festival in Mumbai. (Photo: DC)
 Jaya Bachchan was speaking at literature festival in Mumbai. (Photo: DC)
Mumbai: Farah Khan’s Happy New Year may have broken all box office records in terms of the moolah it made, but the film is being panned by critics and movie-goers alike for its content. Joining the fray is actor Jaya Bachchan. That her son Abhishek is part of the film did not deter the actress from snubbing it on a public forum.
 
At a recently concluded literature festival in Mumbai, the actress said, “HNY is the most nonsensical film I’ve seen in recent years. I said that to the film’s lead actor as well. I watched it only because Abhishek was part of it. I told him he’s a great actor if he can act stupid in front of the camera like that. I can’t be part of what is being done in films these days and hence I don’t do films anymore,” she said.
 
The topic of discussion at the session was “the failure of literature in informing current cinema” and actress went on to say, “Unfortunately cinema today is about business, not art. We call good films ‘art house cinema’. What does that even mean? All cinema is art.” This is not the first time that Jaya has spoken her mind. During a media event recently, she snapped at the paparazzi for calling Aishwarya “Ash”. 
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