Mumbai: On his 39th wedding anniversary, megastar Amitabh Bachchan went into reminiscent mode to recall the time and the situation which led to his marriage to actress Jaya Bhaduri.
The 69-year-old actor blogged about the quick wedding ceremony held on June 3, 1973 so that he could leave for a holiday with Jaya to celebrate the success of his film “Zanjeer”.
“39 years!! And just made it to the blog in time to write. Greetings have been exchanged, family has gathered round with wishes... Now... a time to reminisce, to go back and relive those moments, to remember all that transpired. “'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... 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!' “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,” Bachchan wrote in his blog.
Big B said they had a simple Bengali style wedding as there was no time for a pompous celebration. “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.