By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
This Valentine’s Day we saw millions rejoicing for their love. Few celebrated their anniversaries and few became somebody’s Valentine for the first time. One Bollywood couple which stood out on the day of love is Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (READ). Married for more than 40 years, they truly emanate love and respect for each other. And his gesture on the Valentine’s Day speaks volumes of love that he has for Jaya Ji.
Amit Ji took to his Twitter handle and shared a vintage pic with his wife. He captioned it beautifully, “Memories are made of gentle moments such as this.” Check out the pic here:
Is there any couple other than Amit Ji and Jaya Ji whose romance and love story can be termed as a saga? Probably not. On the talk show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Amit Ji confessed that he first saw tender, young and beautiful Jaya on the cover of a magazine. Seeing her, he thought that she is an embodiment of ‘perfect woman’. The rest is history.
The two first met on the sets of 1971 hit film Guddi. Jaya Ji once revealed in an interview, “I was introduced to him on the sets of Guddi. I was impressed by him and somewhat in awe as he was Harivanshrai Bachchan’s son. I fell in love with him very soon.”
When their 1973 hit film Zanjeer was met with so much admiration, reportedly the couple decided to go on a London trip. However, Amitabh’s father didn’t approve of the trip as the couple weren’t married. The two soon tied the knot and went to the UK soon.
Since then, the duo has been very vocal about their love for each other. Amit Ji is very active on social media, and regularly posts pictures of him with Jaya Ji. Recently, he shared a beautiful picture of the two taken by his daughter, Shweta Nanda. He captioned it as, “The daughter clicks the parents as they prepare to set off for the French ballet performance!” (Also Checkout: Amitabh Tells Excited Aishwarya To Stop Behaving Like Aaradhya, Her Reply Is Epic!)
The couple, apart from many movies, has also been a part of numerous commercials. Last month, they were shooting for an ad, and Amit Ji shared a candid and happy moment from the shoot with his fans by posting the below picture. He further captioned it, “It’s always smiles when you work together.”
Last year, on their 42nd marriage anniversary, this is what Amit Ji spoke of his so many years of togetherness and love with Jaya Ji, " After 42 years it all seems so very close and immediate. The decision to be together. The hurried simple preparations.. the ceremony in Bengali tradition. The gentle drops of rain that began to fall just before.. and finally after it was all over, the entrance of the bride into our home and the departure soon after to London with some dear friends for a honeymoon."
On the professional front, Amitabh Bachchan has three films in his bag- 102 Not Out which will be his on-screen comeback with Rishi Kapoor after 27 years, Thugs of Hindostan, and Brahmastra alongside Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.