It is usually said your mom is your best critic and rightly so, as Abhishek Bachchan and his work in Happy New Year has been slammed by none other than but mommy dear Jaya.
At Tata Literature Live Mumbai LitFest Jaya said, “HNY is the most nonsensical film I’ve seen in recent years. I said that to the film’s lead actor as well. I watched it only because Abhishek was part of it. I told him he’s a great actor if he can act stupid in front of the camera like that. I can’t be part of what is being done in films these days and hence I don’t do films anymore.”
A leading portal quoted Jaya also as saying, “Unfortunately cinema today is about business, not art. We call good films art house cinema. What does that even mean? All cinema is art.”