By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 73 on Sunday, tells it like it is to Subhash K Jha:
Q: Digressing a bit from the usual birthday questions, let me ask you, what according to you, is the best gift that you received this year?
A: I have never longed for material gifts. The strength of the family and its emotions is everything that I would desire. That I get in abundance.
Q: Aishwarya has just returned to acting after a 5-year gap. What do you think of her film Jazbaa?
A: I have yet to see it, but I hear and read good things about the film. I have been immensely pressured with my schedules and have not been able to find time. But I will soon and then perhaps comment on it .
Q: Jayaji gave up the arclights in 1973 after marriage (to you) and never looked back. But Aishwarya feels, ‘Once an artiste always an artiste’. Your comments?
A: True ‘once an artist always an artist’! And so what makes you think that if Jaya never worked after 1973, which incidentally is not entirely correct, that she stops being an artist?