Mumbai (Commonwealth Union)_ Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, known for their timeless love and togetherness, were showered with affection from their family, friends, and fans. Their daughter, Shweta Bachchan, took to Instagram to extend her heartfelt wishes, posting a message that humorously highlighted the secret to their enduring marriage.
According to her, mother’s secret is love, and father’s secret is ‘wife is always right’. She captioned it as, “Happy 50th parents! Now you’re “Golden”. Once on being asked what the secret to a long marriage is, my mother answered – love, and I think my father’s was – the wife is always right. That’s the long & short of it.” As the Bachchans mark this significant milestone, we reflect on their most cherished moments over the years.
On this momentous occasion, their son, Abhishek Bachchan, also shared a touching tribute. He shared a carousel of images, featuring a recent photo of the couple followed by a throwback picture where Amitabh Bachchan rests his head on Jaya Bachchan’s shoulder, while she smiles radiantly. The third image captures the couple leaning on each other, while the fourth takes us back to their wedding day in 1973.
Accompanying the photos, Abhishek wrote a heartfelt note, adding yet another golden jubilee to their list of achievements and expressing how this one is the most special. He penned, “Adding to the list of the many Golden Jubilees to their credit…But this is by far the most special one. Happy 50th wedding anniversary, Ma and Pa!” Amitabh responded with a simple declaration of love. He wrote, “Love you.” The couple was inundated with warm wishes from various celebrities in the comments section, including Angad Bedi, Zoya Akhtar, Kunal Kapoor, Vikrant Massey, Dia Mirza, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Kajol, Esha Deol, Fardeen Khan, and Nimrat Kaur.
Amitabh Bachchan also mentioned the special occasion in his blog, expressing love, respect, and gratitude for the well wishes received and yet to come. Over the years, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan have delivered several iconic performances together, including films like Silsila, Sholay, Zanjeer, Mili, Chupke Chupke, and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, among others. He penned, “June 3 dawns in a few… and the years will be counted as 50…love, respect, and gratitude for the wishes that have come and perhaps shall come (folded hand emoji).”
In terms of work, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in the upcoming film Project K alongside Deepika Padukone and Prabhas, while Jaya Bachchan will appear in a leading role in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, alongside Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. As they celebrate their 50th anniversary, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan continue to leave an indelible mark on Indian cinema and our hearts.