Bollywood's most happening veteran jodi Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. Even as wife Jaya Bachchan is away and busy with her professional commitments, Amitabh reminisces his 40 blissful years of togetherness and displays the strong bond the duo has shared over the years.
He wrote on his blog: ''40 years !! 40 years of marriage on the 3rd of June 2013 .. ! Jaya and I in marriage for 40 years ..! A lifetime almost ! Seems like just the other evening I had driven with my parents to a friends place on Malabar Hill, in the Southern region of the city, and to a very quick, no fuss, no 'taam jhaam', family and a few friends, and a few close media, wedding. A wedding that had the fulfilment of a promise, that if 'ZANJEER' succeeded we would get married ! Here we are now, two children and three grand children, son in law, daughter in law, relatives and 'samdhi's' in our family fold. God has been very kind !
The family is away .. in New York and in London on matters that deserve presence and attention greater than a celebration, so I stay with the memories alone .. not in the real sense, for communication is so instant rapid and finite that, distances have been reduced to a mere mention of a destination.''
He even thanked his well-wishers and fans, who wished him on his anniversary.
''To all those that wish us a happy anniversary .. our gratitude and love and blessings .. and joy ! Thank you!,'' wrote Amitabh Bachchan.
Married on June 3, 1973, the powerful couple of Bollywood have two children – actor Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Nanda.