Throwback: Wife Aishwarya and mom Jaya gang up against me, says Abhishek Bachchan
Television serials will have you believe that mothers-in-law are constantly at loggerheads with their daughters-in-law, but Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan prove this notion wrong.
Jaya absolutely dotes on son Abhishek and was over the moon when he found the love of his life in Aishwarya. On an episode of Koffee With Karan in 2007, Jaya was all praise for Aishwarya and said that she was the perfect addition to the family.
The two are extremely close and never miss an opportunity to shower love on each other. “She is lovely, I love her. It’s wonderful because she is such a big star herself and she has fitted in so well!” Jaya had said.
Like every married couple, Abhishek and Aishwarya are not always on the same page. In an interview with DNA in 2015, when Abhishek was asked who Jaya sides with when he fights with Aishwarya, he revealed that the two women gang up against him.
“Ma and Ash gang up against me and they keep rattling on in Bengali. (Laughs) Mom knows the language because she is Bengali and Aishwarya had worked with Rituda (the late Rituparno Ghosh) in Chokher Bali, so she also can speak the language quite well. So, whenever they have to team up against me, they start talking in Bengali,” he said.
It is the little things in life that matter the most. Jaya has gifted Aishwarya a priceless piece of jewellery - her loha (iron bangle). In an interview with The Times of India in 2013, Aishwarya revealed the three pieces of jewellery that she holds closest to her heart.
She said, “I enjoy jewellery a lot. But the most treasured are the very simple pieces, which include my wedding ring, a Mangalorean style bangle and my mother-in-law’s loha, which I cherish.”