The iconic couple of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have reinstated our faith in love and marriage. The duo has faced their fair share of ups and downs in their relationship and has been standing like a pillar of strength for one another. Together for 48 years now, this power couple has been living their happy life with their daughter and son, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Nikhil Nanda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and grandchildren, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan had first met Jaya Bhaduri at Pune Film Institute in the year 1970. She was already a star while he was still making a foothold in the industry. Jaya was a perfect blend of modern yet traditional and had perfectly matched Amitabh’s dream woman. Amitabh and Jaya had met officially on the sets of the movie, Guddi. The duo had fallen head-over-heels in love with each other. Amitabh had broken the hearts of millions of girls and had married his ladylove, Jaya Bhaduri in chat mangni, pat vyaah on June 3, 1973.
On June 3, 2021, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan completed 48 years of marital bliss. A few hours back, Amitabh Bachchan took to his IG handle and shared pictures their wedding. Along with the pictures, he thanked their fans for their heartfelt wishes. His caption can be read as “June 3, 1973... thank you all for your greetings on our Anniversary.” On Amitabh’s post, an array of celebrities wished the iconic couple.
Last year, on their 47th anniversary, Big B had posted two pictures from their wedding and had revealed how he had obeyed his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s wish by marrying his Zanjeer co-star, Jaya Bhaduri. Amitabh Bachchan had tweeted, "47 years… today... June 3, 1973!! Had decided if 'Zanjeer' succeeded we, with few friends would go to London, first time, to celebrate... Father asked who are you going with? When I told him who he said, you will marry her then go... else you don't go... I obeyed!"
On their 46th wedding anniversary, Amitabh Bachchan had revealed his interesting wedding story with Jaya Bhaduri in the unusual circumstances and their chat mangni pat vyaah in his blog post. Reminiscing the story, Amitabh Bachchan had elaborated in his blog, “I lived on the 7th Road of this society... on a rented house... marriage had been decided among us... nothing to be exaggerated or celebrated with any aplomb... just the two families and... done... off to London, my first trip ever and hers too... Zanjeer a success and a promise that if it did well we would all - a gang of our friends - would go on a holiday to London! Seeking or rather informing parents that we were a group of friends going to England... who all are going came the query from Babuji... names disclosed... Jaya is also going with you... you both are alone... yes... if you have to go marry and go... ok... pandit and family informed... next day all set... flight at night... marriage to finish before the flight.”
Recalling how everyone had prepped up in full swing for Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri’s ‘next day’ marriage as the wedding rituals had to be completed before their flight to London on the same night, Big B had written, “I dress up in formal marriage Indian... get into my car and want to drive to Malabar Hill where her friends lived and where the ceremony was to be done... my driver Nagesh, pushes me out and insist he would drive me to the wedding… the substitute for the tradition horse... Waiting all set at Mangal, the name of the house on rent on the 7th road JVPD Scheme... and it begins to drizzle... neighbours rush out to me.. leave for the wedding now... the rain is a good omen... off I went... wedding over in a few hours… done... Mr and Mrs proclaimed… over!!”
Happy anniversary to the ‘power couple’, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan!