BizAsia Birthday Love: Jaya Bachchan at 70


This actress is seen in films but very rarely however her real life seems to be making more news than her reel life. Known for her confident nature and fearless remarks this lady can sure leave one speechless.

On the 9th April Jaya Bachchan will be turning 70 years old. To mark this wonderful day will look at five of Bachchan’s song that saw her opposite various heroes at the time.

Bahon Mein Chale Aao from ‘Anamika’ (1973)

Sanjeev Kumar was an actor that had worked with Bachchan in a number of films. This song was a very popular one of theirs that saw Bachchan in a mischievous mood while Kumar tries to handle the situation. Their chemistry together worked really well and their acting was effortless, it is no wonder directors would pair the two together.

Lata Mangeshkar sang for Bachchan in the song which is set at night. Kumar tries to get Bachchan to go to sleep but she is having none of it in fact she decides it is the right time to tell him her feelings. It was indeed a romantic song and one that has been remixed a fair few times.

Teri Bindiya Re from ‘Abhimaan’ (1973)

In this song Bachchan was seen alongside her husband Amitabh Bachchan in this beautiful song in which a husband sings about the ornaments his wife is wearing, comparing them to the moon and stars. His wife sings how these ornaments will steal his sleep and how she will forever remain with him. It is during a gathering where the couple entertain the guests and at the same time express their sentiments towards one another.

This song seemed like the perfect song for this real life couple and is considered as one of their best. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi sang this song wonderfully bringing the characters emotions out beautifully.

Pani Re Pani from ‘Shor’ (1972)

Bachchan was seen alongside Manoj Kumar in this film. In this song they are seen singing with the people in their neighbourhood about water. Kumar is sat with a group of people on a hunger strike when it begins to rain at which some people begin to rejoice by dancing and Kumar and Bachchan sing about how water can be mixed into anything and look like that very thing.

It was a more serious sort of song with a message to it showing how the rain affects people differently. Some people are happy when it rains while others are affected badly because of it.

Sar Se Sarke from ‘Silsila’ (1981)

It was a romantic song which had a Punjabi folk vibe to it. Shashi Kapoor was paired opposite Bachchan in this melodious song. The loving couple are sat under a tree and look on at a group of young women who are singing and dancing. Their chemistry worked very well and they looked like a couple who are deeply in love with one another. Bachchan’s character expresses her feelings for Kapoor and he confirms his love for her too.

Kishore Kumar sang for Kapoor while Lata Mangeshkar sang for Bachchan.

Jaane Ja Dhoondta from ‘Jawani Diwani’ (1972)

It was a fun, peppy number that saw two young lovers having a game of hide and seek. Bachchan does her best to hide while Randhir Kapoor desperately searches for her. It was a sweet song that had the vocals of Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar create a magical song with R D Burman making a modern, upbeat tune.

Bachchan and Kapoor had a great connection and were able to make this romantic song work with their chemistry. Even today this song is remembered for its lyrics, the way it was presented and of course Bachchan and Kapoor. wishes Jaya Bachchan a happy 70th Birthday.

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