Bollywood's 'saas-bahu' jodi, Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, are always seen together attending events, parties and many public meetings and speaking good about each other. Jaya is always on Aishwarya's side from reprimanding journalists and photographers for calling 'Aishwarya' by her name to supporting her decisions throughput.

Back in 2009, Jaya Bachchan wanted her daughter-in-law to win the best actress of the year, but was shocked to learn that Aishwarya had lost the award to Priyanka Chopra. 

According to a daily, Bollywood director Ashutosh Gowariker took a dig at Priyanka Chopra asking how she won the best actress award when Aishwarya was also nominated, "Priyanka I love you, but I don't know how you got the award for Best Actress when Aishwarya was also nominated in the same category for Jodhaa Akbar."


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That year, Priyanka won the award for her splendid performance in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion. However, Ashutosh had felt that Aishwarya should have won the award for the film Jodhaa Akbar. 

Disappointed, Ashutosh had added, "Jayaji was just asking me the same thing." Not just Ashutosh Gowariker, Jaya Bachchan was also shocked with Priyanka's winning.


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Cut to present, Aishwarya was last seen in Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. She will next be seen in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan (son of Kaveri), a film based on the Tamil classic novel of the same name. The film has a massive cast, including Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Keerthy Suresh and Amala Paul. Aishwarya had recently dubbed in Hindi for Angelina Jolie's Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, leaving everyone enchanted with her voice and promotional videos.