When Amitabh Bachchan was scared of upsetting wife Jaya Bachchan, asked her not to fight with him


New Delhi: Star couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are celebrating 49 years of togetherness today. The actors are parents to two famous kids – Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Amitabh and Jaya first co-starred in critically acclaimed film Guddi. Post Guddi, they went on to feature in many films including Silsila, Abhimaan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Sholay among others. 

Just like their movies, their love story was full of drama, naysayers, link-ups and romance, of course, and had a happy ending.

While Bollywood stars does not have the best track record when it comes to marriage, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have defied all the odds as they continue to go from strength to strength. While their is no manual to a happy marriage, being considerate of your partner is one thing that will only do good. On numerous occasions, Amitabh Bachchan has reflected how his actions would affect his wife Jaya, and it’s the sweetest thing ever. 

In one such instance, during an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati, a contestant asked Amitabh Bachchan asked him if she could call him ‘Amit Ji’ instead of ‘sir’, and couldn’t stop blushing when he answered that she could just call him ‘Amit’. 

Moving ahead, in the next instance, the contestant complimented his expressions. She said that he looked ‘innocent’. Listening to this, Amitabh Bachchan smiled and replied to her, saying, “Patni ji ko bhi bol dijiyega ki mai bahut hi innocent kisam ka insaan hoon. Jhagda wagda na kiya kijiye humare sath.”  After saying this, he smiled again and added that his beloved wife, Jaya Bachchan, would get angry at him when she will watch the episode.

In a note earlier, wishing Jaya on the occasion of anniversary, Amitabh wrote, “47 years .. today .. June 3, 1973 .. !! Had decided if Zanjeer would succeed, we would along with a few friends go to London for the first time .. My Father asked who you going with? When i told him who, he said you must marry her before you go .. else you don’t go .. So .. I obeyed .. !!”

Here’s wishing Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan many years of togetherness!

first published:June 3, 2022, 11:07 a.m.

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