Amitabh Bachchan married his Zanjeer co-star Jaya Bachchan on May 3, 47 years ago. He took to social media to share the interesting story of their wedding. Amitabh met Jaya Bachchan on the sets of the 1971 film Guddi and got married almost a month after Zanjeer released in May, 1973. Zanjeer was directed by Prakash Mehra in which Amitabh got the ‘angry young-man’ title. The story was written by duo Salim-Javed, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. The film also starred Pran, Om Prakash, Ram Sethi, Ajit Khan and Bindu. The movie went on to become a blockbuster and won four Filmfare awards.
In his post, Amitabh revealed that he wanted to celebrate the success of Zanjeer with Jaya in London (they were not married yet), when he faced an objection from his father, late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. "My Father asked, who are you going with? When I told him who, he said you must marry her before you go.. else you don't go.. So, I obeyed!" Take a look at the priceless throwback picture here: