Jaya Bachchan has complained about the fact that the cameras in Rajya Sabha kept cutting to her when actor Rekha was being sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Tuesday.
Mrs Bachchan represents the Samajwadi Party in Parliament. Rekha has been nominated to the Upper House by the government along with sports icon Sachin Tendulkar and industrialist Anu Aga.
While Rekha, in a gold-coloured sari, took her oath yesterday, the camera showed Mrs Bachchan watching the proceedings. In the late 70s, Bollywood magazines like Stardust regularly alleged that Rekha was romantically involved with Amitabh Bachchan.
Renuka Chowdhury, the Congress party spokesman, said she is not aware why this happened. "An individual has the right to complain," she said. Rajya Sabha technicians are reportedly being questioned about the footage.
Rekha spent just 19 minutes in the Rajya Sabha during Tuesday's proceedings.