Jaya Bachchan's birthday gift - a movie launch

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Jaya Bachchan turns 61 Thursday and director Revathy Varma has decided to prepone the launch of her women-centric film "Chaassni" by a month to coincide with his lead actress' special day.

"Yes, we've quickened the process of starting the film. April 9 is a very auspicious day," Varma told IANS.

"And my film is about honouring and giving a respectable place to the aged in our society. So what better proof of the film's intentions than to dedicate it to Jayaji's 61st birthday?"

The pre-ponement has been quick and sudden and Raveena Tandon, who plays a pivotal role, is totally taken aback.

"I thought the shooting was supposed to start in May! T