Bollywood’s erstwhile couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are celebrating forty two years of wedded bliss. The megastar took to Twitter to thank all his fans whom he lovingly calls as his extended family, for wishing him and wife on their wedding anniversary.
Amitabh Bachchan had tied the knot with Jaya Bachchan on June 3rd 1973. They got married after working together in Prakash Mehra’s “Zanjeer”. Their wedding was a hush-hush affair with only a few close friends and family members in attendance. They have two children Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan. Abhishek is married to Aishwarya Rai and Shweta to Nikhil Nanda.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “Self wishes are the order of the day… They serve both ways. They convey to you the Ef, of my marriage anniversary… And they inform the wife that she has not been forgotten even though she is not in the country at this moment.”
Amitabh was feeling nostalgic, “After 42 years it all seems so very close and immediate … The decision to be together… The information to the elders… Parents first and then .. Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, my first director and then Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Jaya’s first director, and ours for many films thereafter.”
Big B added, “The hurried simple preparations… The ceremony in Bengali tradition… The drive from my rented place to the apartment of a dear friend of Jaya’s family… My driver Nagesh insisting on driving me, sehra bound, to the site, not permitting my brother to do the honours. And finally after it was all over, the entrance of the bride into our home and the departure soon after to London with some dear friends for a honeymoon… Our very first visit to the UK.”
Bachchan and Jaya worked together in films like “Bansi Birju”, “Abhimaan”, “Chupke Chupke”, “Mili”, “Sholay” and “Silsila” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”.
While Jaya Bachchan is a politician, Amitabh Bachchan still continues with films. He will next be seen in ‘Wazir’.