When you’re in a political rally as the star-campaigner you might want to keep your anger issues to the side, no matter how rowdy things might get. Politics, after all, is all about maintaining one’s image.
For Jaya Bachchan though it seems that there is a certain limit to how close your fans should be allowed to get to you, and probably rightly so.
While campaigning in Howrah for the ongoing Bengal state elections, Jaya Bachchan pushed a fan off of her rallying coach. The fan, who was perhaps a little too eager to see the senior actress, had just climbed up on to the coach, stood beside the senior actress and tried to take a selfie.
#BengalElection2021: जब हावड़ा में रोड शो के दौरान सेल्फी ले रहे युवक को देखकर एक्ट्रेस और सपा सांसद जया बच्चन हो गईं नाराज#WestBengalElections2021 #JayaBachchan
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This is not the first time where the senior actress has shown her displeasure towards unruly fans. There have been a number of documented cases in the past, where the actress did not shy away from giving an earful to fans and the paparazzi who were behaving in a rather unruly manner.
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This, of course, did not go down too well with Twitterati, who took this incident a little too seriously.
Ye humesha naraz hi rehti hai. Isko aur kuch aata nhi hai, bolegi to bhi naraz, uthegi to naraz, baithegi to naraz aur dekhegi to bhi naraz . Iske to daanto ke bich me battery ka taar rakh kr charging krwana chahiye— complaint.boy (@complaintboy) April 9, 2021
There were a few people who suggested that she should enrol herself in some anger management classes. This gentleman went a step further and asked Amitabh Bachchan to get her enrolled.
Namaskar Shri @SrBachchan sahab. By the grace of god you have earned a lot of name and fame and money . Can you enroll your dear wife in some anger management program. Dhanyvad in advance 🏻🏻🏻— Varun Bahl🇮🇳 (@bahl65) April 8, 2021
Then there were people who trolled her for being a public figure and being “egotistic” & “people-unfriendly.”
Such an egotistic and people-unfriendly person. Why is she in public life I wonder. https://t.co/8XJlxHOFxL— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) April 8, 2021
This is just below the belt. Funny, but still, below the belt…
Ab main smjha ki ye beech mein pillow daal kr kyu sote pic.twitter.com/83NTwdNYY5— 𝐌𝐫. 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟 द्वितीय :): (@mr_loneWolf__) April 8, 2021
Ah, memes from WhatsApp University...
Close enough. pic.twitter.com/ghoECp6NYx— WhatsApp University (@wauwauwonawau) April 8, 2021
Well, this one’s funny too…
Tabhi mai kahu sabko Covid hua ghar mein par Jaya aunty ko kyu nhi hua— Ayush Saxena (@Ayush_Saxenaa) April 8, 2021
Then, there were a few who actually had a more nuanced approach, who understood why she behaved in such a manner.
Taking selfies with someone without their consent. She has every right to do that. Just because she is a celeb, doesn't mean she can't say no to people— Tushar Singh (@Dhruv__Chauhan) April 8, 2021
She has said it many times she doesn't like taking pictures, people should leave her lol— Mohabbatein (@sidharth0800) April 8, 2021
Although we do feel sorry for the man, we have to say, that it was rather hilarious, how he was shunted away. Also, do note, that he wasn’t wearing a mask. Not that it really matters in political rallies, I mean who cares, right?
Do let us know in the comments below, what do you make of the situation. Do you think her actions were justified, or should celebrities, and more importantly, political leaders just learn to deal with irritant fans in a camera-friendly manner?