Jaya Bachchan has never let her towering husband overshadow her presence, and she has maintained her own identity as an actress, a social worker and a member of the Rajya Sabha. She carries herself with grace, and is still quick with her temper, especially when she perceives something to be wrong. Ran into her at the screening of The Great Gatsby with Mr. Bachchan, and she was ready for a picture and a few words.