Actress Jaya Bachchan feels her family is the best gift on her birthday. She celebrated her 66th birthday with her family yesterday. Though, Amitabh Bachchan was away in Dubai for the promotion of his forthcoming release Bhoothnath Returns, Jaya's day was made special by her other family members.
A close family friend said, "Jayaji likes nothing better than to have her family around for her birthday. Abhishek wanted to invite all her close friends for a party. But Jayaji just wanted to spend the day with her near and dear ones."
"All my loved ones are with me. I couldn't have hoped for a better gift," said the ecstatic Jaya.
"Just to see her three grandchildren together made Jayaji's birthday special. Navya Naveli and Agastya are so protective of Abhishek and Aishwarya's daughter Aaradhya. They are almost like little guardians to Aaradhyaa. Aaradhya took the centrestage on this special day and insisted on cutting the cake," said a family friend.
Jaya's frail old mother couldn't be flown into Mumbai from Bhopal, daughter Shweta flew in with her two children Navya Naveli and Agastya. Son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya too cancelled all their appointments to just spend the day with her.
Jaya also received a barrage of phone calls and messages, and visitors who just dropped in to wish her.