Veteran Bollywood actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan lost her temper at an event where she was present to address a group of people at a college festival in Mumbai.
Bachchan, who was present at the Umang Festival 2016 at Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai, was having a conversation with senior film journalist, Bhawana Somaaya, got irritated with students who were clicking her pictures.
A visibly irate Bachchan said, "Please stop taking pictures. I hate it because it's right into my eyes. These are basic manners we Indians have to learn. Just because you have a camera and a mobile, you get the freedom of click anyone's picture anytime, without asking that person. These are basic educations that all colleges and schools and parents at home should teach their children." (sic)
Further expressing her anger, the 68-year-old actress said,
"It's very annoying. I have a freedom to say no from being photographed. I am trying to chat here. You are sitting right in front of me clicking right into my eyes. I hate indiscipline."
The Abhimaan (1973) actress, later kept down the microphone and asked the students to finish clicking her pictures first, so she can 'peacefully' continue with the programme.
"Aap photo khich lijiye phir main baat karungi." (Click pictures first and then I will talk.)
She went on to say, "That's why I never go to such functions because I am an extremely outspoken person.You have to show how professional you are by organizing the event in a simple but in a good way. Basic courtesy is to ask, 'do you mind if we call the press', 'do you mind if the pictures are taken'."
"I'm not against the media, I'm not against the media taking pictures. But there's a time for everything. I'm sorry for sounding like a great-grandmother but that's what I am."
In May 2014, the actress had slammed a journalist for calling her daughter-in-law "Ash".
"Ye aish aish kya hota hai? Was she your schoolmate?" she had said then.
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