Namak Halaal completed 34 years on Saturday and Mr Bachchan, on his official blog, wrote that Ms Patil was uncomfortable throughout the film's shoot as she wasn't sure about what she was doing in the movie
"I was in Bangalore shooting for Coolie once. Late into the night at around 2 am I received a call in my hotel room. The receptionist informed me that it was Smita Patil on the line. I was shocked as I had never spoken or talked to her at such a time. Thinking that it would be an important one, I answered," Mr Bachchan said
Veteran actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, who turned 65, says her role as a mother matters more to her than anything else.