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'My loyalty towards Jaya will never change'

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who has for the first time directed acting legend Amitabh Bachchan in The Last Lear, is a big fan of Amitabh's wife Jaya. Big B promotes The Last Lear

entertainment Updated: Sep 16, 2008 20:03 IST

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who has for the first time directed acting legend Amitabh Bachchan in The Last Lear, is a big fan of Amitabh's wife Jaya. But even after working with Amitabh, Ghosh says his loyalty towards Jaya will not change.

"I have grown up with Jaya di's films. I used to be a major Jaya Bachchan fan and I am a major admirer of her acting prowess. After working with Amitda, I can say that he gives a lot of warmth and works with immense sincerity. It was a valuable experience working with him, but my loyalty towards Jaya di will never change," Ghosh told reporters here.

He added: "She is for us a trendsetter of modernity in Indian cinema. Her acting comprised all moods."

Ghosh is primarily famous for his unconventional cinema like Dahan in Bengali and Raincoat in Hindi. The Last Lear, about the conflict between theatre and cinema, is the first English film that he has directed.

The filmmaker has earlier worked with Amitabh's son Abhishek in the Bengali film Antarmahal and with his daughter-in-law Aishwarya in Chokher Bali.

He is also working with Jaya for his next film Sunglass that would also star R. Madhavan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Raima Sen and Naseerudin Shah.