Jaya Bachchan found SRK’s Happy New Year to be nonsensical, SRK reverts saying Amar Akbar Anthony was also considered a nonsensical film when it was released, even though its considered a classic today.
Post the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s movie ‘Happy New Year’, we had posted an article on whether SRK was losing his global appeal, as his movies were becoming more predictable. Even though the movie did good business in India, there were mixed reviews from the audiences.
Many found the movie to be nonsensical. And one of them was non other than Jaya Bachchan. During a literary event, Jaya had commented that she found the movie to be very nonsensical, and that if Abhishek Bachchan hadn’t been a part of the movie, she wouldn’t have bothered watching the movie.
Those were probably harsh words, and not at all diplomatic, considering that she belongs to the film fraternity. But then Jaya is known for speaking her mind and had expressed her opinion.
Expectedly, her comments were not well received by the star cast of Happy New Year, and even embarrassed Abhishek Bachchan who was part of the star cast.
But then, even SRK doesn’t like to be at the receiving end and even though he’s close to the Bachchan family, he coolly reminded Jaya that Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ was also considered a nonsensical film at that time, even though its considered a classic today.
In the battle of the egos, Abhishek Bachchan is making sure that he stays out of the whole controversy. The Junior Bachchan is close to Shah Rukh Khan and also respects his mother’s opinion.
So was Amar Akbar Anthony really a nonsensical movie?
Not many would agree here. In fact, some time back we had also posted why the movie Amar Akbar Anthony was a landmark movie that depicted religious diversity of India. Director Manmohan Desai smartly tied up the various pieces in the movie to his overall nationalistic idea of the film.
The movie also had the famous drunken scene by Amitabh Bachchan, something that established Mr Bachchan as the master, when it came to enacting drunken scenes.
So overall, even though Amar Akbar Anthony could be categorised into a ‘Masala Movie’, it cannot be called an utterly nonsensical movie, something that many think of HNY.
What do you guys think about the controversy?