Several media reports recently claimed that Jaya Bachchan called Happy New Year a "nonsensical" film at a literary event in Mumbai. The comment made headlines, reportedly upsetting the cast and crew of the project. But a source close to the film says that her remarks have been misinterpreted.
"The film's team knows that what is being presented is not the complete truth. They respect her, and are not giving such reports any importance. People do not know that she was actually talking about different genres of films at the fest," says the source.
Incidentally, there were also reports that Amitabh Bachchan had sent Shah Rukh Khan –– the film’s lead actor and producer a text apologising for the remark, while Abhishek and Aishwarya personally went to his house to clarify the context in which the comment was made.
When contacted, film-maker Farah Khan admits that facts have been presented incorrectly. "Jaya
also said that she had enjoyed the film a lot and laughed her way through it. Nobody is bothering to write that. I know the truth. I love Abhishek too much and respect Amit
a lot," she says.