This is one battle in which Jaya Bachchan has won over Rekha. Jaya was much discomfited when Rekha made a high- profile entry to the Rajya Sabha. But now it seems Jaya has a new fan club. Cutting across party lines, Tamil MPs in the Rajya Sabha are very disappointed with Rekha’s halting proficiency in Tamil. A Left MP pointed out,“Jaya can churn out quite a few phrases in Tamil.” Hema Malini, Jayaprada and Vijayashanti showcased their proficiency in Tamil when in the Rajya Sabha. Rekha needs to catch up.