Jaya Bachchan, in an interview to Karan Johar on the eve of the Abhishek-Aishwarya wedding.
KJ: You think that she is the perfect choice for the family?
JB: I think so. I think that it is wonderful because she is such a big star herself. I have never ever seen her push herself whenever we are all together. I like that quality of hers to stand behind. She is quiet. She listens and she is taking it all in...
The minute she comes in it is like our daughter Shweta coming home for Amitji, and he lights up. I think that she will fill the vacuum that Shweta left behind. It is tough to accept that Shweta is not a Bachchan anymore and she is out.
Yup, the more things change, the more they say the same.
Women must 'keep their place'. Be humble. Step back... And Shweta, once married is 'not a Bachchan'. She is 'out'.
Maybe Jayaji didn't mean it that way... But it sounds like an ultra-traditional family to me.
It's none of our business, of course. Aishwarya understands the expectations of the Bachchan family and is willing to live upto them. But one can't help wonder... A woman who has been so independent, kya woh hamesha ke liye is tarah jhuk ke reh sakegi?
The first flush of love does not last forever.Like every other ordinary couple, Ash and Abhishek may eventually have to fight that out...