Amitabh Bachchan brings in 75th birthday at a luxury resort in Maldives with crackers, cake and Abhishek, Aishwarya, Shweta, Jaya Bachchan and grand daughters Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya by his side
As Bollywood's biggest superstar Amitabh Bachchan turns a year younger today, the one thing on his wish list is to enjoy a round or two of water sports in Maldives with his granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda.
Away from the flashbulbs and legion of die-hard fans, the megastar is celebrating his 75th birthday at the beach destination. The Bachchan clan left for Maldives on Tuesday morning. The celebratory mood had set in right at the airport, as Bachchan was spotted joking away with daughter Shweta, and Navya.
Bachchan clan in Maldives last year
Aishwarya, Aaradhya and the superstar were seen onboard a passenger bus at the Male International Airport in Maldives, along with Jaya and Abhishek. However, Bachchan's 16-year-old grandson Agastya was missing in action. The teenager, who is studying at Sevenoaks School in London, had to give the family holiday a miss due to his ongoing semester. Says a source, "Abhishek and Shweta insisted on making a family holiday of the occasion."
They are staying at the luxury resort, One & Only Reethi Rah in Kaafu Atoll, a family favourite — they had stayed at the same address during Abhishek's birthday last year as well. The resort boasts of 12 beaches and each island houses one villa, offering complete privacy to its visitors.
Aishwarya and Aaradhya spotted at Male airport
mid-day has learnt that Abhishek, Aishwarya and Shweta arranged a special midnight bash to bring in the patriarch's birthday last night. The source adds, "The three had meticulously planned every detail. They rang in the birthday at their private beach with crackers and a huge cake." Bachchan's itinerary for the next four days is simple -- enjoy some family time. "They plan to indulge in a variety of water sports from jet skiing to sailing. A yacht party is also in the cards."
Amitabh Bachchan 75th birthday special