Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked his fans for wishing him and wife Jaya on their 43rd marriage anniversary.
The 73-year-old actor, who tied the knot on June 3, 1973 with the actress-politician, said Jaya is again abroad on the occasion. “So another year has gone by between Jaya and I… And another year has gone by when we have not been able to be in town together… She is away overseas and me is within the seas..!! “Thank you for the anniversary greetings to all the Ef…its been 43 years and that is a long time…,” he wrote on his blog along with the pictures of them.
The star couple got married after working together in Prakash Mehra’s “Zanjeer”. Their wedding was a hush-hush affair with only a few of close industry friends and family members in attendance. The “Te3N” star recalled it was raining on his wedding day. “It began to drizzle as I was preparing to leave for the location of the wedding in Malabar Hill at a dear friend of Jaya’s father .. our neighbours came running out and said ‘hurry up and depart for the wedding, this rain is a good omen’…”
Their wedding also paved way for two other persons in their families — Bachchan’s late driver Nagesh and Jaya’s maid — to tie the knot. “Left in my pride of the moment a Pontiac coupe, driven by long serving and dedicated driver Nagesh, who married Jaya’s maid soon after we got married … Nagesh’s son Rakesh now works with us at Jalsa… Nagesh passed away some years back…,” he added.