Untold tale of Amitabh and Jaya’s marriage

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Amitabh Bachchan in a recent tweet has revealed that his movie ABHIMAAN which was released on 27 July 1973, today completed 40 years. Interestingly he also revealed that his marriage with Jaya Bhaduri too completes 40 years this year. The two had tied the nuptial knot on June 3, 1973.

On this auspicious occasion, Glamsham.Com shares an interesting anecdote related to their marriage and the movie.


Few may know that ABHIMAAN was inspired by the real life story of playback singer Kishore Kumar and his first wife Ruma Ghosh, who was a Bengal actress and a singer. Later ego hassles between the two lead to their divorce. Hence if you have seen the movie then note Amitabh Bachchan’s name is intentionally called Subir Kumar akin to Kishore Kumar.

Coming to the marriage of Amitabh and Jaya, you many know that Jaya Bhaduri was quite attached to Hrishikesh Mukherjee as it was Hrishikeshdaa who gave her maiden break in Bollywood with Guddi. Later the duo shared a great understanding and both worked together in many movies like ABHIMAAN, CHUPKE CHUPKE, MILI, etc. In fact Jaya regarded Hrishikesh Mukherjee like his father. Hence during the making of ABHIMAAN when Amitabh and Jaya secretly decided to tie the nuptial knot, Hrishikesh Mukherjee was one among the selected few who attended the secret wedding. But what is interesting is that Hrishikesh Mukherjee attended the wedding not from Jaya’s side, instead he was the guest from Amitabh’s side! You may ask how?

Well it so happened when Amitabh and Jaya were finalizing the list of invitees to their wedding Jaya took Hrishikeshdaa’s presence for granted as she knew he will obviously be present. On the contrary, Amitabh Bachchan first intimated Hrishikeshdaa about their marriage and requested him to be present to bless them on the wedding day.

Hence when Jaya Bhaduri broke the suspense to Hrishikeshdaa about her marriage and invited him for the marriage Hrishikeshdaa said, ‘Sorry, I cannot attend your marriage as I have committed myself to another wedding of my close friend.’

A depressed Jaya revolted, ‘You cannot do that. You are like my father and without your presence how I merry can?’ Hrishikeshdaa broke into laughter and said, ‘Arre pagli … Amit ne mujhe pehle hi invite kiya hai… Isliye ab mein Amit ke taraf se teri shadi mein Aangoonga! ‘ 

Hearing this Jaya’s wiped her tears and hugged Hrishikeshdaa.

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