Amitabh--Jaya complete 39 years of matrimonial bliss

Amitabh--Jaya complete 39 years of matrimonial blissOn the 39th anniversary of his wedding, Shahanshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he and Jaya Bachchan got married in a quiet and hurried ceremony on June 3, 1973, as the Zanjeer co-stars were not allowed to go on a foreign trip to celebrate the success of his first blockbuster. The megastar informed that a few of his close friends, including Jaya, had planned a London trip post the success of Zanjeer but his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan got angry and told him to marry the girl before going on a holiday with her and being an obedient son the Big B followed his fathers order. "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, as is the culture in our land, about our decision. 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,'" Amitabh wrote on his blog. He added, "I was an obedient child! I got married the very next day in a quickly organized wedding with family and some dear friends, without any fanfare, and left for the holiday that very night". The super star informed that the 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, exchange of flowered garlands, the mangal sutra, the sindoor and it was all over before the women from Jaya's side could stop their finger in mouth screams of 'odododooooo' ... or words to that effect," he added. Recalling the past, he said, 39 years! And just made it to the blog in time to write. A minute more and all the headers would have had to undergo change. Greetings have been exchanged, family has gathered round with wishes...and dear occupy most of the space in the house...Now a time to reminisce, to go back and relive those moments, to remember all that transpired".
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