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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are counted among one of the most evergreen couples in Bollywood. It was on June 3, 1973, when Big B tied the marital knot with the love of his life, Jaya Bhaduri. Afterwards, they were blessed with two children, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Amitabha and Jaya have been in marital bliss for over five decades and have been living happily with their kids and grandkids. However, one old interview of the couple surfaces online, wherein Jaya can be heard revealing an unknown fact from her marriage, which was simply unmissable.
Recently, an old interview of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan on Simi Garewal's show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, surfaced online. The video was reposted by a Reddit user, wherein the host of the show, Simi can be heard asking Jaya how the actress was sure of her marriage with Amitabh. Jaya quickly quipped in affirmation but said, "Well, I didn't know that I would marry this man, but I got frightened." Listening to this, Simi immediately popped the following question and asked the reason behind it.
However, before Jaya could complete her answer, Amitabh, who was sitting beside her, jumped into the conversation and asked his wife twice to confirm if the actress was sure of what she had said. However, when Jaya said "Yes" to his question each time, Amitabh also mentioned, "Oh, it's the first time you've said that." Afterwards, Jaya completed her answer and said:
"Because I think he was the only one who could, out of a lot of people I had known who could, dictate things to me, and I allow him to do that."
After listening to Jaya's answer, awkward laughter spread on the sets. However, Simi added, "But you(Jaya) needed somebody like that", and Jaya too reaffirmed, "I think so." In the video, both Amitabh and Jaya looked simply charming together in their younger self. While Big B donned a suit with a crisp pink-hued shirt and red tie, Jaya looked pretty in a traditional ensemble.
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As soon as the video surfaced on social media, it was strongly criticized by a section of netizens. While one user wrote, "It’s a generational thing. Back in the 70s, women were programmed to look up to their husbands and now times have changed." Another user wrote, "Some ppl do actually prefer authoritative partners. And unpopular opinion but nowadays they do look happy together. Only media has painted Amitabh and Rekha as some great love story, in reality Jaya and Amitabh are like hand and glove. Both patriarchal whereas Rekha was liberal. From a normal perspective such a relationship would seem toxic but in the Bollywood context maybe these things are accepted there." Check out the comments:
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Bollywood's superstar, Amitabh Bachchan needs no introduction. He is one such actor in his generation who is still now working in one after the other mega-budget movies even at the age of 80 years. Besides his extraordinary acting skills, he is also loved for his dedication towards his family and values. Coming to hisRead More