On the auspicious occasion of Karvachauth today, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said that while he is awe of devotion of women, he feels guilty to see them fast the entire day. Amitabh who is married to actress Jaya Bachchan, added that the care wives show on this day is beyond compare.
Karva Chauth, is celebrated by Hindu women mostly in north India. They observe fast till they see the moon with no food or water for their husband's long life.
74 year old Big B expressed his feelings about the festival on his blog.
He posted: "On the occasion of ‘karaka chaturthi' or that which is more commonly known as ‘karva chauth', my greetings to all...wives in particular, who shall fast the entire day until they see the moon at night, all for the welfare of their husbands. Some traditions never die."
The duo has worked together in movies like "Abhimaan", "Chupke Chupke", "Sholay" and "Zanjeer". They had a small wedding affair in 1973 with only close friends and family members in attendance.
The "Piku" star also shared that "it is a joy to see the devotion and care they take over this festive moment, one that has prevailed mostly in the northern parts of the country, and how they revere each and every ritual, done with the exactitude of immense finesse".
"There is always that feeling of guilt that we men, husbands go through," he added.
Amitabh and Jaya have two children - Shweta and Abhishek. Shweta is the elder, and is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda. They have two children - Agastya and Navya Naveli.
Abhishek, a Bollywood actor, is married to beauty queen-turned-actress Aishwarya Rai. They have a daughter named Aaradhya.
(With IANS Inputs)