Farida Jalal, who is known for her roles in some of the biggest movies as well as some of the most popular television shows, recently talked about her friendship with Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Reminiscing about the good old days, Farida opened up about her early days in Bollywood even before this popular couple tied the knot. In fact, Farida was seen giving a glimpse of the courtship days of these Sholay actors and how they would venture out for coffee dates.
Farida Jalal talks about the ‘courtship days’ of Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan; says, “They would pick me up from my house and we’d go for a drive to have coffee”
In an interview with Rajshri Unplugged, Farida Jalal, who has shared screen space with the biggest Bollywood superstar, revealed that when Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan were together they would all not only hangout with each other but would also go out for coffee. “Back then, we had a big group, and we always used to meet up. I remember when Amitabh and Jaya were in the midst of their courtship days before getting married. They would pick me up from my house in Pali Hills at night, and we’d go for a drive to have coffee at Taj.”
She further maintained that she will also share fond memories with them and they continue to stay in touch. “I have a very old relationship with Amitji and an older one with Jaya. We have a lot of love for each other even today. Even though we don’t meet that often, it has not affected the love we share for each other,” she added.
For the unversed, Farida Jalal has shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in several films including Majboor, Yaarana, Ganga Ki Saugand, among others whereas has acted with Jaya Bachchan in films like Naya Din Nai Raat. She featured as Daijaan in the blockbuster movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, where she shared screen space with both the stars.
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