Legendary actress Rekha is one of the most loved and respected Bollywood celebrities. Her public appearances are rare but whenever the Indian beauty steps out, she makes sure to leave everyone stunned with her fashion statements. Today, on Rekha’s 67th birthday, the social media have been flooded with warm messages from her fans as well as friends in the industry.
On her special day, Rekha opened up about her alleged romance with The Shahensha of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and also her relationship with his wife, Jaya Bhaduri (now Bachchan). Rekha’s recent interview with Simi Garewal gives us an insight into the actress’s much rumoured love affair with Big B.
When asked if she was ever in love with the Bollywood superstar, Rekha replied, “Absolutely. Duh, that’s a dumb question. I have yet to come across a single man, woman, child who can help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately, hopelessly in love with him. So why should I be singled out? What do I deny? I’m not in love with him? Of course I am. Duniya bhar ka love aap le lijiyega and add some more – I feel that for that person. Bottomline.”
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have been married for 48 long years by now and were already wedded when Big B signed his first film with Rekha, Do Anjaane. When the actress was asked if she’s in good terms with Jaya, she disclosed that there was no rift between her and Jaya Bachchan because of the relationship speculations. Rekha stated, “Didibhai (Jaya Bachchan) is much more mature, much more together. I’ve yet to come across a woman who is so together. She’s got so much dignity, so much class. She’s got a lot of strength. I admire that woman. We had an association before the so-called rumours and the media messed up the whole image. We were living in the same building and we had a relationship. She was my Didibhai, she still is – no matter what happens nobody can take that away. Thank God she realises that too. Whenever we meet she’s very sweet – she’s not just civil, she’s just herself.”