Amitabh-Jaya 41st wedding Anniversary: A love story of two superstars
Amitabh Bachchan, the grandeur speaks for his name itself! The living legend of the Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan has been supported in all his highs and lows by his better half – Jaya Bachchan.
Earlier known as Jaya Bhaduri, the lady was one of the leading Bollywood actresses when she got married to Amitabh Bachchan, who was just a few films old in the industry at that time. Despite all the controversies surrounding the actor, financial disputes, career fluctuations, Jaya remained holding Big B- facing all the tumult together with the man.
On their 41st weddding anniversary, here are a few facts disclosing how their relationship evolved so far surpassing all the moments of contentment and distress. Take a brief glance at Amitabh-Jaya’s happy married life!The First fixation
For Jaya, it was a love at first sight when she first saw the tall man in her campus at FTII, Pune. Later, she got introduced with Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of ‘Guddi’ and their only, the proximity between the two started blowing.
As told by Amitabh in an interview, it was during the film ’Ek Nazar,’ that he started falling for Jaya.Rajesh Khanna, who was the superstar of Bollywood in those days considered Jaya as a good friend. Therefore, he wanted Jaya to maintain distance with a struggling actor and many a time even gave Amitabh a rude ignorance on the sets of ‘Bawarchi.’
The London love
After the stupendous success of Zanzeer, Amitabh wanted to celebrate with Jaya in London but his father denied on the grounds that it was indecent to take some girl on a trip sans marriage.
Therefore, it was the very next moment when Amitabh proposed Jaya and the lady said ‘Yes.’ The duo had a very hush-hush wedding on June 3, 1976, with only a few close ones to have witnessed the event. They left for London on the very same day.
When Rekha entered
Just after three years of their togetherness, their married life almost got a back seat when rumours started going the rounds regarding Amitabh and Rekha’s affair. In the year 1976, during the film ‘Do Anjane,’ both Rekha and Amitabh started developing feelings for each other. YRF’s ‘Silsila’ that remains the last movie they did together is believed to be based on the love triangle of ‘Jaya-Amitabh-Rekha.’
Despite the rumours that the two have got married secretly, Jaya stood adamant thrashing all the speculations and saved their blenching marital status.
The Collie accident
In the year 1982, during the shooting for his Coolie, Amitabh Bachchan faced a rather fatal accident. When the whole nation was praying for the actor, Jaya herself was busy delving into every possible thing that could save her husband’s life. It is said that Jaya Bachchan even went to the religious Haji Ali Dargah to pray and offered votive later.
After getting recovered from that tragic incident, Amitabh became weak both mentally and physically. It was during this time when only Jaya’s support could help him getting back to the league. When his films were not getting either commercial or critical acclaim, Amitabh ventured into politics and Jaya kept holding the man in all the drab situations.
Moreover, when ABCL was declared bankrupt and Amitabh mortgaged his bungalow to raise funds for the company, Jaya was all behind and with him consistently.
The timeless bond
The couple today stands as an idol star couple of Bollywood. They are considered as one of the most adorable and ‘made-for-each-other’ duo in the industry. Even today when they attend events and give public appearances, their love speaks volume of their eternal alliance.
At the recently occurred Life Ok Screen Awards, the duo was even caught sharing a candid moment and kissed each other in public. They also make a picture perfect couple while posing with family and others.
We wish the couple more and more ecstatic moments of love in all the years to come till infinity!