Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: How 'silsila’ of rumoured love started between Big B and Rekha
Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan are reported to have met on the sets of their film shoot, Silsila.
Check out Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s rumoured love story.
The rumoured affair between Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha is one of the most talked about topics in Bollywood history. The duo's contentious relationship was never acknowledged in public by the two, hence their love story has remained a mystery. While it became the leading topic for every newspaper and magazine, the two suffered major harm to their public image. How did Amitabh and Rekha, two legends of the Indian film industry, start out, and how did they end up? The long-hidden mystery of this love story is revealed here.
Before Rekha’s entry into his life
After the success of Zanjeer, Amitabh Bachchan married fellow actor, Jaya, in a private ceremony on June 3, 1973. It was a love story, though it is also rumoured that Amitabh did not approve of the union while his father, Harivanshrai Bachchan, had chosen Jaya as a match for his son. Amitabh Bachchan was a family man with two children, Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, before he met Rekha.
The initiation of the relationship
The infamous story of Amitabh and Rekha's affair began in 1976 on the sets of the film, Do Anjaane. The couple used to meet at Rekha's friend's home during the early stages of their hidden relationship. Nobody was aware of Amitabh and Rekha's relationship, even though he was already married. Everything was going smoothly until a mishap.
How it came into the limelight
During the filming of Ganga Ki Saugandh (1978), Big B allegedly lost his cool with a co-star who was acting inappropriately with Rekha. Their relationship then gained media attention and was brought into the open. Although they both denied having an affair, it was obvious that they were dating each other.
Alleged rumours about the relationship
The rumours of an extramarital romance between Rekha and Amitabh soon became the stuff of hot media headlines. Rekha and Amitabh were even rumoured to have secretly married in headlines from numerous newspapers and publications.
How it came to an end
Amitabh Bachchan never publicly acknowledged the events that happened. Rekha, on the other hand, adamantly confessed her love for him. The film, Silsila, starring Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya Bachchan, and his rumoured girlfriend Rekha, was a love triangle that was released in 1981, making it their final collaboration.
Last Updated: 01.51 PM, Oct 11, 2022