No one knows it better than Karan Johar when it comes to getting friends and family speak their heart out! Recently K.Jo shot with Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan and their daughters – Esha and Shweta. The two veteran actresses disagreed on the remake of Sholay being made by Ram Gopal Verma, saying that at least their characters in the new Sholay should not have the same name. However, Jaya Bachchan admitted that she will have to watch the film for Mr. Bachchan. Talking about Sholay, Jaya Bachchan joked that she should have played Basanti then, as she really liked Dharmendra. She even remembered her first meeting with Dharamji and said, ‘He looked like a greek god!’
Hema Malini too joined in the fun, and nodded to what Jaya said. The two ladies also pointed out that probably Sholay was the only film then, whose on screen pairs went on to become off-screen pairs in reality. The other important subject over which both Hema and Jaya bonded on the show was politics. With Jaya saying that whenever she sees Hema in parliament she feels good. Hema seemed to be a bit distraught about the roles for veteran actresses like her in Hindi films. Inspite of doing Baghbaan and Baabul, she said that good roles are still hard to find for actresses like her. Whether small or big roles, the actresses want to contribute positively in a film they said. The conversation also veered to the much awaited and hyped Abhi-Ash wedding. ‘Aishwarya has fitted well in the family!’ said an elated Jaya.