Amitabh Bachchan And Rekha's Untold Love Affair Story, An Unlucky Tale Of Love!

Rekha has been very unlucky in love. After her unfortunate love story with Amitabh Bachchan which left her heartbroken, even her marriage had a tragic end as her husband Mukesh Agarwal committed suicide and she became a national vamp!

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Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s love story is one of the most talked-about affairs of Bollywood even to date. Yet, this controversial love story of Rekha and Amitabh always remained a mystery as both the actors never accepted their relationship in public. While the two themselves have said very little, everyone else seems more than certain about the affair.


Their silsila of love made it to the headlines of every newspaper and magazine and jolted many ardent fans of Mr Bachchan, who was regarded as a perfect family man before the affair. Amitabh and Rekha- the two legends of the Indian film industry, how did it all begin and how it ended? Here is unfolding the secret behind the decades-old love story.

Before meeting Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan was happily married to his co-star, Jaya Bachchan and was a family man with two kids, Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan got married on June 3, 1973, to Jaya in a hush-hush wedding, right after the success of Zanjeer. Theirs was a love marriage which had the blessings of their parents also. Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Bachchan because they wanted to visit London! In the superstar’s own words recently, he explained: "47 years.. today .. June 3, 1973..!! Had decided if ‘Zanjeer’ succeeded we, with few friends would go to London, first time, to celebrate.. Father asked who you going with? When I told him who he said, you will marry her then go.. else you don’t go.. I obeyed! (sic)."

Reminiscing an incident from the day of their marriage, Amitabh said: “I dress up in formal marriage Indian .. get into my car and want to drive to Malabar Hill where her friends lived and where the ceremony was to be done .. my driver Nagesh, pushes me out and insist he would drive me to the wedding .. the substitute for the tradition horse .. Waiting all set at Mangal, the name of the house on rent on the 7th road JVPD Scheme .. and it begins to drizzle .. neighbours rush out to me .. leave for the wedding now .. the rain is a good omen .. off I went .. wedding over in a few hours .. done .. Mr and Mrs proclaimed .. over!!”


It was only after a few years into the marriage that Shahenshah became 'the man with an affair outside marriage' and Amitabh Bachchan's girlfriend, Rekha became the other woman in this infamous relationship.

The notorious story of Amitabh and Rekha’s affair began on the sets of the film Do Anjaane in 1976 when Amitabh was a married man. During the initial days of their secret relationship, the couple used to meet in a bungalow that belonged to Rekha’s friend. Nobody knew about this affair between already married Amitabh and Rekha. Everything was a smooth sail until an incident happened.

During the shoots of Ganga Ki Saugandh (1978), Big B reportedly lost his temper on a co-actor who was misbehaving with Rekha. After this, their affair came into the limelight and grabbed the media attention. The two denied the affair, but it was loud and clear that the two were dating each other. In one of the interviews, Silsila director, Yash Chopra confirmed their relationship!


These speculations of this affair caught more fire when Rekha made a sensational entry at Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s wedding, wearing sindoor and mangalsutra. The attention of everyone present at the wedding shifted to Rekha and her much-married look! People started whispering that is Rekha married? Not only this, she also went up to Amitabh and started talking to him formally, raising more eyebrows! Talking about how Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Jaya felt at that time, one of the sources revealed: "Jaya tried to keep a stoic front for a long time, but eventually she had to bend her head and let the tears roll down.”

It was reported that after this incident, Jaya Bachchan invited Rekha home for dinner and told her candidly that she would never leave her husband whatever may happen. And likewise, Jaya kept her promise till the very end. Rekha finally realised that she either wants to be Mrs Bachchan or stay single!

Well, even though Rekha and Amitabh went their separate paths afterwards, but it is well-known that Rekha is always seen making appearances, dressed as a married woman, wearing sindoor on her forehead. While most people for long dismissed it to be Rekha’s unique style statement, Deepali Issar, actor Puneet Issar’s wife believes it to be otherwise.

She once revealed: “Rekha wears sindoor for Big B.” In one of her previous interviews, while receiving an award, Rekha said: “In the city I come from, it’s fashionable to wear sindoor.” She has been wearing sindoor for more than two decades now! In a candid interview in 2008, she was again asked about the reason behind wearing sindoor. She said: “I don’t worry about people’s reactions. By the way, I think it looks rather nice on me, sindoor suits me.”

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