Jaya Bachchan seemed delighted to catch up with her friends, Shobhaa De, Pheroza Godrej, Queenie Singh and Dolly Thakore at the launch of Dilip De’s digital art exhibition. She patiently posed for the paparazzi, even letting them click a few candid shots as she viewed the artworks on display.
The 68-year-old actress-parliamentarian was perhaps making up for an outburst from earlier in the day when she objected to taking pictures of her at Narsee Monjee’s annual festival, Umang.
“Please stop taking pictures!” she sternly said into the microphone. “I hate it because the bulbs flash right in my eyes. These are basic manners which Indians have to learn. Just because you have a camera and a mobile, you have the freedom of taking anyone’s picture any time, without asking for permission! This is basic education that all colleges, schools and parents at home should teach their children.”
She then announced that she wouldn’t resume the chat till the photos had stopped, putting her microphone aside and turning away from the audience.
This resulted in a pin-drop silencea and she continued. “It’s very annoying. I am trying to chat here and you are sitting right in front of me clicking right into my eyes. I hate indiscipline. You might think that I am behaving like a grandmother, but I am one,” she said. – CINEWS