Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan's comment that actor Shah Rukh Khan's latest film Happy New Year is 'nonsensical' has reportedly annoyed the actor. The film also stars her son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, but that did not change her opinion of it.
At the recently concluded Mumbai Literature Festival, Ms Bachchan had said, "I only watched the film because Abhishek is in it. I told him he's a great actor if he can act stupid in front of the camera like that." She was speaking at a session titled 'the failure of literature in informing current cinema'. (Also Read: Jaya Bachchan Describes Happy New Year as a 'Nonsensical Film')
Shah Rukh, who is reportedly miffed at Ms Bachchan's comment, apparently refused to entertain Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai's call defending Ms Bachchan's comment. It was his wife Gauri who spoke to the actor couple. Shah Rukh also reportedly avoided megastar Amitabh Bachchan's calls on the same subject. Clearly King Khan is no mood for damage control.
Directed by Farah Khan, the film also features actors Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah. Happy New Year, which opened to mix reviews, has collected over Rs 300 crore worldwide since it released on October 24.