For Amitabh Bachchan’s 80th birthday (October 11), his wife Jaya Bachchan and son Abhishek decided to surprise him on the sets of the TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati 14. In a promotional video shared by Sony Entertainment Television’s Instagram handle, Jaya Bachchan complains that her husband Amitabh Bachchan, who always sends actors whose performances he enjoys, handwritten letters and flowers, has never sent her one. “Maine dekha bis nahin hai magar suna hai ki aap jab kisike kaam se prabhaavit hote hain, ye svabhaav se, toh kuchh phool bhejte hai, chitthi bhejte hai. Orphan aaj tak mujhe kabhi nahin bheji. Bheji hai? (I haven’t seen but heard you send them flowers and letters when you’re influenced by a work or their nature. But you’ve never sent one to me, have you?)” said Jaya Bachchan.
To which Amitabh Bachchan replied: “Yeh karyakaram toh sarvajanik horaha hai, yaar yeh galat hai (This show is on, that’s wrong).” To this son, Abhishek replied: “Nahi, nahi bilkul nahi. Aap agey dekhiye kya kya hota hai (No, not at all, you’ll see what happens next).”
Watch the video here:
Here’s how Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan surprised Big B.
Jaya Bachchan married Amitabh Bachchan in June 1973 and they acted together in films such as Zanjeer, Sholay, Abhimaan, Mili, Chupke Chukpe and Silsila, among many others. Jaya Bachchan only appeared in a handful of films after giving birth to Shweta and Abhishek Bachchan. In recent years, Big B and Jaya have appeared together in films such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and the 2016 movie Ki and Ka.
Jaya Bachchan will next be seen directing Karan Johar Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi.