'I'm a stubborn lady, I'll not answer," says Jaya Bachchan

National | March 13, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

New Delhi, March 13: Nothing could evoke a comment or a reaction from veteran actress Jaya Bachchan. All cajoling and pressure tactics fell flat.
"I am a stubborn lady, I will not answer," said Jaya Bachchan on Naresh Agarwal's comment on her.

Erstwhile Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal, who has now joined BJP had reacted very indecently when he was refused the Rajya Sabha ticket by the SP. This triggered nasty reactions and he bid adieu to his party. Naresh Agarwal had said in as many words,'Films mein kaam karne wali se meri hesiyat kardi gayi, unke naam par humara ticket kataa gaya, maine isko bhi bahut utchit nahi samjha'.

Later Samajwadi Party former leader Naresh Agrawal on Tuesday expressed regret for calling actress and politician Jaya Bachchan a "mere film dancer" while joining the BJP on Monday.

"I express regret if anyone was hurt by my comments on Jaya Bachchan," he told reporters here.

When asked if he would apologise, he declined to comment.

On Monday, Agrawal said the SP had refused him a Rajya Sabha berth and gave it to a person just because she "could dance and act in the films".

"My stature has been equated with that of a mere film actress. Just because she could dance and act in films, my candidature (to Rajya Sabha) has been sacrificed for her. I haven't taken it kindly." 

His remarks were denounced by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.


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