When Rekha Got Super Candid About Amitabh Bachchan In An Interview With Simi Garewal

One of the most mysterious affairs that have surged up in Bollywood has to be between Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. Whether or not there ever was something between the two co-actors is as mysterious as the Bermuda triangle, but we have to say that the two had a chemistry that could make anyone believe the make-believe.


A lot of times, actors stay mum about whatever the media is cooking about them. But Rekha has always taken the road ‘less traveled’ and that indeed has made all the difference. In her interview with Simi Grewal on the 100th episode of Rendezvous, the 63-year-old actress opened up about her relationship with Amitabh Bachchan.


What can be called as one of the finest and most candid of interviews to be ever done in Bollywood, Rekha tries to answer all questions as honestly as possible. Talking about what she felt when she met the Shahanshah for the first time, she says,

One is left with nothing but pure admiration as to what level of pious a relationship (if it ever were brewed up) would it have been between the two for the actress to be so dauntingly smitten by the man. Did she fall in love with him, she had a quick reply,

As a matter of fact, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya had been married for a few years when Rekha signed her first film Do Anjaane with him in 1976. When asked about whether that made a difference to the actress for being cast opposite to him, she replies,

Post that they made a super hit Jodi in films like Mr. Natwarlal, Muqqaddar Ka Sikander, Imaan Dharam and the iconic Silsila.

With Silsila bringing a story that was rumored to be almost parallel to the real-life love triangle between Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya, speculations of their affair had reached its highest point. Post this, the on-screen couple never appeared together.

Talking about her relationship with Jaya Bachchan, whom she lovingly calls, Didibhai, Rekha was all praises.

Though things did change their course after the heated debate.

Rekha is always seen wearing a Sindoor and nobody has ever been able to find out why, but her admiration for Amitabh Ji continues to date.

Do they meet or is there a cold war going on? Rekha’s honest reply says it all.

Do you think one needs to have any more answers after seeing someone putting it out in black and white? Perhaps, media should look at this interview and be done with the questions.

You can watch the whole video here:

Rekha and Amitabh. A unrequited love-story or just great on-screen couple that left its impression? What do you think?

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