When legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan and the evergreen diva Rekha came together for the first time in the movie 'Do Anjaane' (Two Strangers), little did they know that the name of the film would be the fate of their relationship years down the line. And the 'Rekha Amitabh affair' would become an alltime popular search topic online!
The Amitabh Bachchan Rekha torrid affair has always been an enigma for the world. While Big B has been silent about their affair, Rekha has been quite vocal about it. In fact, here are some bytes from Rekha from her 1984 interview with Filmfare:
Justifying Big B's denial about their affair, Rekha said, "Why should he have not done it? He did it to protect his image, his family, his children. I think it is beautiful. I don't care what the public thinks of it. Why should the public know of my love for him or his love for me?"
Rekha Amitabh scene from Do Anjaane
"I love him, he loves me - that's it! I don't care what anybody thinks. If he would have reacted to me like that in private I would have been very disappointed. But has he ever done that? I ask you. So why should I care about what he has said in public. Not that he has 10 rollicking affairs! Mr. Bachchan is still old-fashioned. He doesn't want to hurt anybody. So why hurt his wife?"
"We are human beings who love and accept each other for what we are. There's more happiness in our lives than misery. Nothing else matters. But as long as I'm with that person I don't care."
Whoa! Candid indeed!
However, some time ago, when Simi Garewal asked Rekha on her show if she ever fell in love with “him”, the beautiful diva replied nonchalantly, “"Absolutely! Duh, that's a dumb question! I have yet to come across a single man, woman, child who can't help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately and specially, hopelessly in love with him." But a mere second later, Rekha did a turnaround to say with a straight face: "You want to know the truth? There was never a personal connection with him. That's the truth." Immediately, Simi countered: Why didn't you just come out and deny it? Rekha replied calmly, "What do I deny? That I'm not in love with him? Of course I am!"
With such varying answers from Rekha, one thing is certain – the love story between Amitabh and Rekha continues to be an open secret; yet an enigma, a mystery!