Mumbai: Bollywood personality Jaya Bachchan is known to be quite vocal about her opinions and among the lesser diplomatic people in the film industry. It is this trait of hers which has managed to keep her in the headlines quite often, and a similar thing happened most recently.
As we all know, it was Ganesh Chaturthi over the weekend and Jaya Bachchan headed out to a temple to offer her prayers. She was followed and mobbed by scores of media people and fans all the way to the temple and through it. The shutterbugs seemed to follow her every step of the way with their cameras flashing, not leaving her alone even to pray in peace.
You can see her get out of her car, get into the temple, give her darshan, and then come out of the temple, all captured on ceaseless video footage. When she was done at the temple and on her way back to the car, a fan kept trying to click selfies with her and seemingly touched her arm. That’s when she lost her cool and turned around to lash out at him. She shooed the man away instantly yelling, “Don’t do that..stupid!” Then she quickly got into her car and was driven away.
Here’s a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOCmqPVhHd8&feature=youtu.be
It is but understandable that Jaya Bachchan is a star and will naturally draw attention – it comes with the profession. But celebrities have the right to lead normal lives a well. They may interact with fans incessantly as their profession demands, but there are certain times they must be left alone. For instance, this episode with Jaya Bachchan where she was mobbed even while trying to pray and give darshan at a temple on such an important occasion.
The question is, when you’re a celebrity, how much is really too much?