For the first time in her entire career Jaya Bachchan is playing a negative role. The film is Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani where she plays Ranveer Singh’s scheming manipulative grand mother.
According to a source close to the film it is an out and out negative role.
“Jaya Bachchan has never played a negative role in her entire career. Not even a slightly grey character. When she was offered this really evil character her first reaction was, ‘Why me?’
Karan had to work really hard on convincing Jaya Bachchan to take up the offer. In the beginning she had some difficulties in understanding how her character’s devilish mind worked. Being the seasoned actress that she is, she soon got a hang of it. Jaya Bachchan’s having a blast playing this evil woman,” says a source in the know.
Interestingly Jaya’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also playing a negative character in her next film Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan .