Kolkata: Jaya Bachchan pushes away a man for trying to take selfie; faces backlash [VIRAL VIDEO]
Kolkata: Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan, who is known for her straight-forward remarks, is in the news for being rude to a man who tried to click a selfie with her while she was campaigning for Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal’s Kolkata. A video of the incident is being widely shared on social media.The veteran actor is receiving a lot of backlash from Twitterati. Notably, Jaya had arrived in West Bengal earlier this week to conduct rallies and roadshows on behalf of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the TMC.In the clip that is going viral, Jaya, who was sporting a Samajwadi red cap and wearing a mask, can be seen waving to the massive crowd that was out on the streets to get a glimpse of the yesteryear Bollywood icon. Suddenly, a man came close to Jaya with a mobile in his hand to take a selfie, leaving the actor visibly miffed.The Rajya Sabha MP immediately pushed him away and continued with her rally. Notably, this is not the first time Jaya has expressed displeasure over being clicked without her permission. In the past too, she was reported to have scolded a fan for trying to take a selfie with her. Here’s the video:Arrogant Jaya Bachchan Jaya Bachchan became angry when she saw a young man taking a selfie with her during a road show in Howrah pic.twitter.com/YEp9pToJUHThe recent incident infuriated the Twitterati. Here are some of the reactions:Arrogant Jaya Bachchan Jaya Bachchan became angry when she saw a young man taking a selfie with her during a road show in Howrah pic.twitter.com/YEp9pToJUHSamajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan, who earned fame for her roles in movies like Anamika, Mili, Zanjeer and Chupke Chupke, is in West Bengal to show solidarity with Mamata Banerjee. Her campaigning for the TMC came days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to opposition leaders, including Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, "for a united and effective struggle against the BJP's attacks on democracy and Constitution".Jaya's fellow actor Mithun Chakraborty, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, has also carried out a number of roadshows in various parts of West Bengal in support of BJP candidates.