‘I Am Hopelessly…’; When Rekha Openly Confessed Her Love For Amitabh Bachchan!
The love story of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha is known by every single fan of Hindi cinema. There was a time when the affair of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha had thrilled the Bollywood industry. Though Big B never spoke about Rekha publically, the actress had once opened up about her feelings for Amitabh Bachchan at a talk show.
In 2001, Bollywood actress and host Simi Garewal had come up with the famous chat show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’ in which she invited many B-town stars. In one of the episodes, Rekha had become her guest. The host asked the ‘Silsila’ actress if she in the process ever fell in love with Amitabh Bachchan. Addressing the question, Rekha said it is a dumb question and of course she was desperately and passionately in love with him.
“Absolutely, that’s a dumb question. I have yet to come across a single man, woman, or child who can help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately, especially…hopelessly in love with him. He is a very-very special human being” , Rekha confessed on the chat show.
After the much-awaited confession, Rekha also complimented Big B by calling him a very nice human being. She further confessed that Amitabh Bachchan is very special to her. Later, Simi Garewal asked her if she met the senior Bachchan or not. Replying to the same, Rekha said she sees Bachchan at many award shows and events. When Garewal asked if she is happy by seeing Amitabh only in functions, Rekha replied that she is thrilled with that and more than happy.
“I am here to be one of the lesson models who can just have a whiff of him and feel happy”, Rekha said on the chat show.
The ‘Super Nani’ actress further went on to express her feelings about Amitabh Bachchan:
“What do I deny? I am not in love with him? Of Course I am. Duniya bhar ki love aap le lijiyega okay and add some more okay, I feel for that person”
The End Of Rekha-Amitabh’s Love Story
Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s affair had started on the set of ‘Do Ajnabee’ in 1975. It is said that the two used to meet at one of the bunglow of Rekha’s friend. Filmmaker Ranjeet Singh has also once said that Rekha had demanded the morning shift shoot because she wanted to spend her evenings with Amitabh Bachchan.
The famous Jodi last worked together in Yash Chopra’s Silsila along with Jaya Bachchan. After ‘Silsila’, the love story of Rekha and Amitabh ended and then they were never seen together.
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