Bollywood's veteran couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan complete 42 years of marriage today.
Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan complete 42 years of marriage today. Picture courtesy: Amitabh's Twitter account @SrBachchan
Big B took to Twitter to thank fans and followers for wishes on his wedding anniversary. He shared the above picture and wrote, "T 1885 - To them that give me their wishes for the Anniversary, my sincere gratitude and love .. 42 years of marriage"
In his blog post, Big B revealed that though Jaya is abroad on the occasion, they still feel very close to each other.
"Self wishes are the order of the day... They serve both ways. They convey to you the Ef (extended family), 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," he wrote on his blog.
Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya on this day 42 years ago in 1973, the same year Amitabh's angry young man image took the nation by storm in ‘Zanjeer’. Their wedding was a hush-hush affair with only a few of close industry friends and family members in attendance.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan tied the knot on June 3, 1973. Pic/mid-day archives
"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," the "Piku" actor added.
Amitabh Bachchan also recalled his traditional Bengali wedding and their honeymoon in London.
"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," he wrote.
The two actors have starred in several films together like 'Chupke Chupke', 'Abhimaan', 'Silsila' and 'Sholay', among others.
They are proud parents to Shweta and Abhishek, and grandparents to the adorable Aaradhya, Abhishek and Aishwarya's daughter.