16years of K3G: Why Jaya Bachchan's character is less-talked about?
Karan Johar's first project 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' completes 16 years today; the director-producer has shared various pictures on his social-media handle to relive those days. The film gave us many iconic characters that have remained etched to our memories even after 16 years. While all the characters have been widely talked about, there's one that has never been acknowledged. Here's who!
How well do you remember Nandini Raichand ?
We have had great fun praising 'Poo'(Kareena)'s fashion sense, mimicking Kajol's character and somewhat criticising Amitabh's character for being harsh. But never have we ever mentioned the character that fought the maximum battles in the film and projected exemplary courage all through. Yes, it was Jaya Bachchan's character Nandini Raichand, that should have gotten more attention than it did.
To be with one, you need to let go other?
In the film, we see that ShahRukh's character loses the battle against his father's ego and leaves the house. He maintained a stern stance and refused to budge, in spite of feeling miserable. But it was the mother who faced the wrath of the father and son's fall out. Where everyone else had moved on, it was Nandini who suffered everyday bereft her son.
Evoked maximum emotions
Remember that scene when SRK and Jaya had a reunion in London after 10 years? It's been 16 years but till today when you watch that scene, you rush for your handkerchief as it gets difficult to keep a straight face when two characters are portraying real emotions. Jaya's helplessness and anguish of being separated from her son struck a chord instantly.
Lost in the riches
Nandini Raichand wallowed in luxury, from private jets to mansions and expensive wardrobes, there was everything that her business tycoon husband had given her. But the character often got lost in the riches. For her, it was her adopted son who meant the world and everything else was dark without him. Her husband's ego took away as much as he had given her.
Not so fragile
It can be called one the most iconic scenes of the film when Nandini gave her husband a taste of his own medicine. She slammed him for keeping her son away but with utmost dignity and respect. She also made him realize that not all his decisions are always right and then walked away by repeating his dialogue, 'Keh diya na, bas keh diya'.