Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan celebrated their 39th marriage anniversary Sunday. Big B says it has brought the memories of the their wedding day flooding back. The couple got married June 3, 1973.
“ Zanjeer had just released. And Jaya and I and a few dear friends had decided that if the film did well we would all go to London for a holiday. After a few anxious days on the results of the box office, it was time to put our decision ‘in line’. “So I told my parents, who I had now invited to come and live with me. And my Father came down heavily on me – ‘If you are planning a holiday with this girl, you will have to marry her and go, else your decision is denied.’
“I was an obedient child! I got married the very next day in a quickly organised wedding with family and some dear friends, without any fanfare, and left for the holiday that very night,” he further posted. Big B says that his marriage was not a lengthy affair.
“Marriages and weddings entail great amount of ritual and protocol and decorum and priests and pundits and maulvis. They last for days with great fanfare. Ours was a simple Bengali pundit wedding,” he added.