Jaya Bachchan

  1. Shabana Azmi, Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar, India, 1983.    Jaya was first choice for Sushama – before her megastar husband, Amitabh Bachchan, was in  the  Mumbai mix for her screen spouse, a village  town barber who gets elected as an Member of the Legislative Assembly and, as his wife warns him, he starts  becoming exactly the kind of corrupt politician he was fighting against   A re-make of the 1983 Telugu political satire, MLA Yedukondalu – only far moree controversial. Both films were directed by Dasari Naryana Rao, who also played the epomnymous hero.  (Chaplin also played a barber  in his 1939 satire, The Great Dictator). 

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