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Undoubtedly, Amitabh and Rekha are the finest actors of the Hindi film mystery as none of them have accepted their relationship in media. Amitabh and Rekha's love story is one of the most talked about affairs of Bollywood even till date. Yet, this much-talked about love story always. Amitabh Bachchana and Rekha | Photo Credit: Twitter the other heard about the infamous relationship of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, married to Jaya Bachchan, and his alleged affair with Rekha was also at its peak.
A human being is interesting, period," said Rekha A decade after she interviewed the famously reclusive Rekha on the th episode of her talk show, actress and TV host Simi Garewal has said that she had no trouble getting her subject to speak about actor Amitabh Bachchan. Rekha and Big B were co-stars in 10 films and were rumoured to have been an off-screen couple as well, despite Amitabh Bachchan being married to actress Jaya Bhaduri.
This was possible, she now says, because they were friends.
A lot of people ask me how I got her to open up. I didn't know if I did anything special. I don't want to analyse it. I just chatted as good friends. Rekha and I go back a long way," she told Indian Express.
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She also explained why Big B and Rekha never appeared in film together after 's Silsila. He is a married man with children and grand children.
So much hungama happened that we couldn't expect that to happen again but I do agree they make a lovely pair onscreen," she told Indian Express. For years, gossip and media reports insisted the romance had spilled off-screen, ending in the Yash Chopra-directed Silsila in which a celluloid love triangle between Rekha and the Bachchans appeared to mirror the rumoured one from real life. In her interview with Simi Garewal, Rekha spoke about Amitabh Bachchan at length, admitting that she fell in love with him but insisting there was no affair.
I've never met anyone like him," Rekha said on Rendezvous, "How can so many good qualities be bestowed on one person? I'm not a fool, I'm intelligent or so I'd like to believe. When I see a good thing, I can recognize it. She targeted Jaya who she felt was responsible for Big B's decision of never working with her again. Everyone imagined they were meant for him.
But actually, it was for her," said Rekha. She recited the lines in the interview: Rekha had revealed, "Once I was looking at the whole [Bachchan] family through the projection room when they came to see the trial show of Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Jaya was sitting in the front row and he and his parents were in the row behind her.
And during our love scenes, I could see tears pouring down her face.
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A week later [after the trial show of Muqaddar Ka Sikandar], everybody in the industry was telling me that he has made it clear to his producers that he was not going to work with me. When I started working with him, I was so nervous I really, really learnt a lot.
It changed my perception of what being on the set is like. It was never a playground for me again. Amitabh was like something she had 'never seen before', said Rekha on the show. And he was like something I had never seen before. I have never seen him, ever, express pain," the actor said.
Rekha said she was baffled by how one person could have so many good qualities. She gushed, "Personally, I think you can say And when I found this person, and I had never met anyone like him He is a fellow Libran. How can so many good qualities be bestowed upon one human being?
Then came the million-dollar question that nearly everyone in the country had been waiting to ask Rekha and Amitabh. Simi Garewal stepped in for everyone else and asked it on behalf of them: Did Rekha fall in love with Amitabh?
Her oft-quoted answer to that question was, "Absolutely!