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Our country not intolerant: Jaya Bachchan

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 30, 2016, 4:14 am IST
Updated Jan 30, 2016, 4:14 am IST
Jaya, who herself started her acting career at the age of 13, feels that the mindset and thinking abilities of children have changed.
She was speaking at a conversation about ‘Children’s Film - Today and Tomorrow’, as part of Bangalore International Film Festival, moderated by actor turned director Vjayalakshmi Singh and actor turned environmentalist Suresh Heblikar here on Friday.
 She was speaking at a conversation about ‘Children’s Film - Today and Tomorrow’, as part of Bangalore International Film Festival, moderated by actor turned director Vjayalakshmi Singh and actor turned environmentalist Suresh Heblikar here on Friday.

Bengaluru: Veteran actress turned politician Jaya Bachchan has revealed that her grandchildren, especially Aaradhya Bachchan, were more tech savvy than her and also disagreed with the view that India was becoming an intolerant society.

She was speaking at a conversation about ‘Children’s Film - Today and Tomorrow’, as part of Bangalore International Film Festival, moderated by actor turned director Vjayalakshmi Singh and actor turned environmentalist Suresh Heblikar here on Friday.

 

Jaya, who herself started her acting career at the age of 13, feels that the mindset and thinking abilities of children have changed. “Children now have an amazing grasping power and teach us, and hence there is no point in referring it as children films anymore,” she said.

“Films need to be made based on the age criteria and not with certain limitations. Most of them are getting addicted to western films watching robots and excessive violence, which is slowly making them lose interest towards our vast culture and traditions,” she added.  

 

As for the raging debate over intolerance in the country, she observed that India was the most tolerant country. “India is most tolerant and sometimes more than it is needs to be. We as citizens are also the most tolerant ones,” she said.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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