Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan on Friday conducted a roadshow in support of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Howrah, West Bengal. The roadshow had her speaking to the local crowd about Banerjee’s achievement and why voting in favour of the Trinamool Congress would mean voting for a fearless rule once again. However, something went wrong when a man tried to take a selfie with her as she was sitting in her carriage. 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.
Samajwadi 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.