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Jaya, oh!

india Updated: Jun 28, 2009 22:47 IST

How sweet of Jaya Bachchan to stand up for her daughter-in-law when she lost the best actress award to Priyanka Chopra at the IIFA. Such bonhomie between saas and bahu is so rare, isn’t it?

Of course, poor butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth Aishwarya, who’s still a babe-in-the woods in filmdom, needs ma-in-law to plead her case. And how magnanimous of Jaya to suggest that Priyanka may have been ‘good’ in Fashion.

Oh, you are back to being sarky. I love the way the Bachchans always present a picture of a family that prays together and stays together.

And, of course, a family who will mow down anyone that comes in their path. I recall how generously dear ol’ Pa

took a constructive swipe at Slumdog Millionaire. I wonder if he would have been so forthcoming with his words of wisdom if beta or bahu had been in the film.

But he did say later that he didn’t mean it, didn’t he? Shows you what a big man he is.

Oh yes, when the Oscars came in thick and fast for Boyle and Co., things must have looked a little different.

Coming back to the IIFA awards, I thought that Ash was quite brilliant in Jodhaa Akbar. She could have been done in by a conniving jury.

I can quite see a conniving jury inviting the wrath of clan Bachchan who seem now to unofficially own IIFA. Can’t you admit that the Chopra woman was just fantastic in Fashion? Or should only those with a surname beginning with B and ending with N get all the awards?

Well, I’m sure the Bachchans won’t let this matter rest.

Amarbhai, where are you?

Do say: The world owes the Bachchans a living.

Don’t say: May the best woman/man win.