Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha are the iconic Bollywood couple. All the movies they put together were super hits. His combo is the talk of Bollywood even today. Similarly, their romance has been the main topic of discussion in Bollywood for decades. After marrying Jaya, Bachan is in love with Rekha. But even once, Bachchan wasn’t ready to respond to such news.
At first, Rekha was also silent about this, but then the actor announced his love to the world. Meanwhile, there is another person who talked about the relationship while they were in love. He not only opened but also cast Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Jaya together in his film. It is none other than the director and producer Yash Chopra.
He was capturing on film what was happening in his real life. The trio teamed up on Yash Chopra’s Silsila. Jaya Bachchan was Amitabh Bachchan’s wife in the film and Rekha played the role of actor Sanjeev Kumar’s wife. In this, Bachchan and Rekha were having an extramarital affair.
Yash Chopra himself had said it in an interview with the BBC. He said that while he was doing Silsila, he walked with fear and tension. In the film, Jaya is Amitabh Bachchan’s wife and Rekha is his girlfriend. The same story unfolds in her real life. They are acting together. Yash Chopra said that anything could have happened.
Meanwhile, in her autobiography The Untold Story, Rekha has recounted how all relationships between her and Amitabh Bachchan ended. “Once when I went to see the test show of the film Mukhaddar Ka Sikandar, I was looking at the whole Bachchan family through the screening room. Jaya was sitting in the front row, Bachchan and his parents are in the row. behind Jaya’,
‘They couldn’t see me as clearly as I could see them. I could see tears in Jaya’s eyes when Bachchan and I’s love scenes came up. Within a week of that show, everyone in the industry came to me and said. Amitabh Bachchan has informed all the producers that he will no longer work with him. Everybody came and he told me about it. But he just didn’t say a word to me on the subject’,
When I finally tried to ask about the same, her response was, ‘I’m not going to say a word, don’t ask me about it,'” Rekha said. Rekha admitted that she was head over heels in love with Amitabh Bachchan a few years ago. Rekha later said that Bachchan he was the only person he loved in his life.
Story first published: Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:29 PM [IST]