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Here's the truth behind the unfortunate love story of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 September 2017, 13:27 IST

The Bollywood industry is well known for controversies and unsolved mysteries and another mystery revolves around two powerful celebrities of the industry, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. They were undoubtedly the most romantic and the most talked about pair of the industry. By the year 1978, their relationship had made it's way to the cover stories of many magazines.

Alot of people were really happy about their affair and got interested in reading their spiced-up story. There were even headlines that claimed that Rekha and Amitabh have got secretly married. Later these speculations caught more fire when Rekha turned up at Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh's wedding wearing sindoor and mangalsutra.

But later in 1984, a shocking news came when Rekha revealed to Filmfare magazine about Amitabh Bachchan's denial and said, "Why should he have not done it? He did it to protect his image, his family, his children. Why should the public know of my love for him or his love for me? I love him and he loves me- that’s it!”

It was claimed by the actress that Jaya Bachchan was the reason why Amitabh stopped working with Rekha after Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. She told a leading publishing, “Once I was looking at the whole [Bachchan] family through the projection room when they came to see the trial show of Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Jaya was sitting in the front row and he and his parents were in the row behind her. They couldn’t see her as clearly as I could. And during our love scenes, I could see tears pouring down her face.”

With this, not only did their passionate love ended on screen but off screen. But even after they stopped coming together, the heavy aura of their sad love-story still linger.

First published: 15 September 2017, 13:27 IST