Screen Legends

  • Screen Legends - Jaya Bhaduri Part 2
  • Episode 064
  • 23m : 56s

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Jaya Bhaduri always focused on quality rather than the quantity of films. That’s, the reason why most of the films she did are still memorable and freshly etched in the minds of the audience. She became the favourite of directors who championed the cause of middle-of-the-road Cinema featuring stories revolving around middle class families. Jaya Bhaduri also played glamorous roles in mainstream films like ‘Jawani Diwani’, ‘Dil Diwana’, ‘Samadhi’ and ‘Phagun’ effortlessly by giving her characters a distinctive edge. Her association with Sanjeev Kumar is legendary with whom she has done some of her best roles. Jaya met Amitabh on the sets of her debut film ‘Guddi’ and it was love at first sight; a perfect case of ‘Opposite attracts’. Both fell in love while working in ‘Bansi Birju’and ‘Ek Nazar’ and married immediately after the release of ‘Zanjeer’. After successful films like ‘Abhimaan’,’Kora Kagaz’, ‘Naya Din Nayi Raat’, ‘Chupke Chupke’, ‘Mili’ and ‘Sholay’, Jaya chose to quit films to raise her children - Shweta and Abhishek. Jaya Bhaduri has always stood like a pillar of strength for Amitabh Bachchan, whether it was during his rumoured affair with Rekha or during his near-fatal ‘Coolie’ accident or during the tough phase post his venture ABCL’s debacle. Her fans did get to see her in the few films she did post 1998. Today Jaya is a successful politician who is known for not mincing words on any socio-political issues. SCREEN LEGENDS Jaya Bhaduri Part 2 traces her journey from being Jaya Bhaduri to becoming Jaya Bachchan. It also showcases her powerhouse performances with her film clips and scenes.