Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have been married for 49 years. The couple has two children Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan and three grandchildren – Navya Naveli, Agastya and Aaradhya. Their eldest granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda hosts a podcast called What The Hell Navya, with her grandmother and mother Shweta Bachchan Nanda. They discuss various topics about their lives, social media, taboo topics and more. During a recent discussion, Navya was curious about how Amitabh proposed to Jaya.
Amitabh Bachchan had one condition while marrying Jaya Bachchan: ‘Don’t want a wife who will be working 9-5’
Jaya Bachchan revealed, "I was shooting in Calcutta and we had decided that we will go for a holiday if one movie that we had done is a hit. Zanjeer. The movie was a hit. I was shooting for a movie in Calcutta and nana (grandpa) called and said, ‘There's a problem’. We had decided we will get married in October because by then my work would have reduced. He said, ‘I definitely don't want a wife who will be 9-5. Please work, you must work but not every day. You choose your projects, work with the right people.’"
She continued, “I said okay. He then called me and said, ‘My parents are saying you can't go for a holiday with Jaya, if you want to go for a holiday with her, you marry her'.’ He said, ‘What do you think?’ I said, ‘Well we were planning to get married in October so its okay we will do it in June’. Khatam (The end).”
Jaya Bachchan revealed it was a ‘quite wedding’ with Amitabh at her grandmother’s residence in Mumbai. She further said, “I said, ‘But you will have to speak to my parents’. He called my father and spoke to him. My father wasn't very happy, my father never wanted me to get married. We were three sisters. He said, ‘I have not brought you into this world to just educate yourself, get married and settle down and have children. I want you all to do something in life’. That was my father. And then he spoke to my father who said, ‘That's fine. We don't want a big wedding. My parents are alive, I want them to attend',”
On the work front, Jaya Bachchan will be seen in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi.
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