Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jaya to play Abhishek's mother in Drona

After papa Amitabh Bachchan playing on-screen dad, its now Jaya's turn to play reel life mother to son Abhishek in family friend Goldie Behl's next movie Drona.

While Abhishek has played Amitabh's son in more than one film, Jaya has so far not had an opportunity to play screen mom in any Hindi film. In the Bengali film Desh, Abhishek put in a special appearance as Jaya's NRI son.

Not only is Goldie Behl one of Abhishek's closest childhood friends, his father, producer-director Ramesh Behl, was also one of Jaya's close friends. Jaya acted in one of Ramesh Behl 's biggest hits Jawani Diwani (1972) and its not so successful follow up, Dil Diwana. When Ramesh Behl produced Yeh Vada Raha in 1982, Jaya dubbed for its leading ladies Poonam Dhillon and Tina Munim.

Incidentally, Jaya and Abhishek are also coming together in Pradeep Sarkar's Laga Chunri Mein Daag, though not as mother and son.

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