Actor Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his 79th birthday on Monday October 11. Here’s everything you need to know about his love affair with his wife Jaya.
Amitabh Bachchan was to be the “Shahensha of Bollywood”, but not by the time he met actress Jaya Bhaduri. She was already a successful actress and Amitabh had just started her career when they met.
Amitabh first met Jaya on ‘Guddi’ sets. There was an immediate spark between them and they finally fell in love. Amitabh was still trying to establish his career.
He soon signs the film ‘Zanjeer’, opposite Jaya. Many believe it was Jaya who recommended him for the film. The film was released on May 11, 1973. It became a huge hit and Amitabh was adopted as an “angry young man”.
The couple had decided to visit London together for the first time after the success of the film. And Amitabh went to his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan to inform him of their visit to London.
He recently shared on social media: ” Had decided if Zanjeer would be successful we would go with some friends to London for the first time .. My dad asked who you were going with?
When I told him who, he said you have to marry him before you go .. otherwise you don’t go .. So .. I obeyed ..! ”
Amitabh and Jaya had no intention of getting married at this time. They decided to do it when his father ordered him to do it.
The couple married on June 3, 1973 and Jaya Bhaduri became the Bachchan bahu. It’s been 48 years and the couple still continue to share a happy married life and set major goals for the couple.
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Posted on: Sunday October 10, 2021 19:27 IST