We told you it was the new celebrity party trend that was taking Bollywood by storm and if you needed proof, the Bachchan family is at it — again. October 11 marked a milestone 75 years for the legendary Big B, and he celebrated the day by getting away from it all, to enjoy some downtime with his family.
With any place on Earth available to choose from, the Bachchans opted to return to the Maldives for this destination birthday celebration — where they also brought in Abhishek’s fortieth in February 2016. Clearly the sea, sand and sunshine is their preferred mix when it comes to romancing the pause (as it was for Priyanka Chopra when she celebrated her 35th birthday); with water sports being an added attraction. In fact, we hear the superstar ‘birthday boy’ was rather keen on an aquatic adventure with his granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda, so jet-skiing and yachting are sure to rank high on the itinerary.
Reports suggest Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Nanda and Navya Naveli, Aishwarya, Aaradhya, Abhishek and the Big B himself have checked in to a villa at the ultra-plush One & Only resort in Reethi Rah, where private movie screenings on the beach and blissful spa sojourns are only a few of the luxuries on hand. But this four-day getaway is all about family and in keeping with the birthday theme, crackers and a cake made their appearance at midnight — all apparently planned to precision by Shweta, Aishwarya and Abhishek.
Due to return home on October 13, Mr. Bachchan didn’t wait for his holiday to end before pausing to thank his family, friends and fans alike, with a heartfelt message: “The affection of greeting for the 75th, displayed over several mediums, overwhelms me… a thank you shall never be enough.”
Happy birthday, Mr. Bachchan. Here’s wishing you many, many more wonderful celebrations like this one.
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