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Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan has been greeting his millions of fans from his dream home, Jalsa, where they all gather every Sunday to get a glimpse of their favourite megastar. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan opened up on the history of Jalsa, and how the place turned into his residence. Fun fact — Not many people know Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan's beautiful abode was a gift from the iconic director, Ramesh Sippy for acting in his movie, Satte Pe Satta.
Before we take you further into the story, let us take a look at Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan's love tale. The duo had tied the knot on June 3, 1973. Their love story had started when Jaya had first seen the six-foot-tall, Amitabh ji at Pune Film Institute. And soon their paths had crossed again on the sets of their film, Guddi (1971), wherein, Jaya ji had felt the first brush of love. And rest, as we say is history!
On April 11, 2021, Amitabh ji posted a picture from the sets of his film, Chupke Chupke, with his wife, Jaya ji on his Instagram handle. Alongside it, he wrote, "Chupke Chupke “ our film by Hrishikesh MUKERJI.. closing today at 46 years. This house you see in the picture is Producer NC Sippy’s house .. we bought it, then sold it, then bought it back again .. rebuilt it .. this is our home now JALSA. Many films were shot here .. Anand, NamakHaram, Chupke Chupke, Satte pe Satta, and many more." Check it out below:
Jaya Bachchan has been a strong pillar of support for Amitabh Bachchan. We remember in an interview with the Friday magazine, Amitabh Bachchan had opened up on his relationship with his 'darling wife', Jaya Bachchan. The superstar had stated, "As busy as we get, we need to be reminded that we – my wife Jaya and I – are still sweethearts. In that sense, it makes me stop and realise how wonderful she makes me feel."
In the same interview, Amitabh ji had shared that Jaya ji understands him more than anyone else, "In any marriage, there are ups and downs and areas where disagreements take place but that’s all part of it. Jaya is extremely open and very straight. Sometimes embarrassingly straight but that’s how her nature is. I’ve never tried to disturb that quality of hers and she’s not disturbed my quality of being myself. When I want to be left alone, she leaves me alone." Amitabh ji had also opened up love and how it has changed over the years, "Ah, love! It hasn’t changed over the 41 plus years I have spent with Jaya. No! Nothing’s changed. Because it manifests itself into family, children, grandchildren."
Amitabh ji, who often pens his thoughts on his blog, had once shared his wedding story with Jaya ji. He had written, "I lived on the 7th Road of this society.. on a rented house.. marriage had been decided among us... nothing to be exaggerated or celebrated with any aplomb.. just the two families and.. done.. off to London, my first trip ever and hers too... Zanjeer a success and a promise that if it did well we would all - a gang of our friends - would go on a holiday to London! Seeking or rather informing parents that we were a group of friends going to England .. who all are going come to the query from Babuji .. names disclosed .. Jaya is also going with you.. you both are alone... yes.. if you have to go marry and go... ok.. pandit and family informed.. next day all set.. flight at night.. marriage to finish before the flight. I dress up in formal marriage Indian, get into my car and want to drive to Malabar Hill where her friends lived and where the ceremony was to be done .. my driver Nagesh, pushes me out and insist he would drive me to the wedding. The substitute for the tradition horse. Off I went, wedding over in a few hours. Done, Mr and Mrs proclaimed. over!"
Well, the history of Jalsa is truly an inspiring one!
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