Shocking! When Amitabh-Rekha's love scenes reduced Jaya Bachchan to tears

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Many old skeletons are stumbling out of the closet, courtesy of the biography on the reclusive diva, Rekha's life. Titled Rekha: The Untold Story, the book highlights some controversial, scandalous and unknown stories about the actress. Written by Yasser Usman, the book also sheds light on the much public affair Rekha had with Amitabh Bachchan -  the troubled relationship and the tumultuous episodes which came along. 

In a certain portion in the book, Yaseer has revealed how Rekha shocked everyone at the Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh wedding by wearing sindoor on her forehead. The guests and the media couldn't stop wondering if Rekha had got secretly married. At the same party, Rekha went up to Big B and started chatting with him which left Jaya Bachchan fuming.

Reportedly, the off-screen silsila had caused a crack in the Amitabh-Jaya relationship too. Reports suggest that Jaya had even barred Big B from acting with Rekha. In an interview with Stardust magazine in 1978, Rekha had made some shocking and explosive revelations about her love affair with Mr. Bachchan. She targeted Jaya who she felt was responsible for Big B's decision, of never working with her again. "At an award function some time ago, I’d recited a few lines. Everyone imagined they were meant for him. But actually, it was for her," said Rekha. She recited the lines in the interview, "I looked at you, you turned your face away. Why? You feel you are badly off, but can’t you see my position is worse? There is deep hurt in your gaze, but can’t you see that the wounds in my heart are deeper than your look?"

She also mentioned how she got to know of Jaya's angst. Rekha had revealed, "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. A week later (after the trial show of Muqaddar Ka Sikandar), everybody in the industry was telling me that he has made it clear to his producers that he was not going to work with me. Everybody else informed me about it but he didn’t say a word on the subject. When I tried to question him about it, he said, 'I am not going to say a word. Don’t ask me about it'."


For years, Rekha has been called names, labeled as a home-breaker and tagged as a national vamp. After three decades, the untold pages of her life have been opened to the public. Only time will tell, how and if, people's perception change towards one of the most successful actresses of Bollywood...Rekha!


It takes two to tango. Both of them are at fault. Amitabh more so. If he didn't think about his family than why should have Rekha. As for Jaya,she was definitely hurt party but had an option to walk off anytime. She turned a blind eye to Bacchan's affairs maybe because she liked the privilege and life style being Mrs Bacchan bring

This is how PC's future is going to be like.

Does anyone remember that selfie with that one man and Big B, with a photobomb by Rekha?! LOL!

Comeon guys, don't you know Rekha was always in love with Farzana? Farzana has always been a bigger man than Amitabh in Rekha's life. The affair is just a distraction to focus away from her love affair with Farzana.

farzana was not there is the 1970s or the 1980s.

farzana is the cover for the AB relationship.

In every frame, Amitabh's face tells it all.. do we need to read a book, just read his face.

The trio have an unspoken truce... rekha will be the second bahu and stand silently besides big bahu jaya and participate in all Amitji's happiness. Amit will stand behind both women silently acknowledging his commitment to both of them... simple as that..

ya. i tend to agree with this. That airplane photo and the reaction afterwards comfirmed it.

If they were in love with each other then they should have gotten married. If he was already married to Jaya then he should not have been having an affair with Rekha. If it was a one-sided love just from Rekha's side then it is just sad that she never found anyone else. Any which way, no one person can be blamed because we don't know the true story.

YOu made such a Valid and Matured statement...

Honestly, I feel if Amitabh and Rekha still love each other, they should get together. There is no point being in a marriage with Jaya for the society. He is in his 70s now. Spend the remaining years with who you love. You act in movies now and take up roles that you like. It is not like your movies earn 100+ crores. So, you will still get roles and people will still watch your movies if they want to. So what else is needed from the society?

Rekha is confused and an attention seeker. This book was not written with her consent. This is someone's version of her life. Not interested.

Why is this relevant now? The weird thing is tht the central culprit mr bacchan is still hugely respected and loved while Rekha has to bear the brunt of a relationship both were equally a part of.. Amitabh was the one who was married he shudve not strayed.. Why no one maligns him calling him women eater.. And to all u naive ppl the man hasnt changed much his affairs are discreet.. Many insiders say he still meets rekha regularly and just pays a lot to the press so that it doesnt come out.. He is no god.. Just a well covered devil.. Pv pls post

its true they are still in touch

I'm sorry but I find her absolutely selfish and detestable! You should watch her interview with her close friend Simi Garewal. In that honest and telling interview she spoke about AB in detail and confessed that she fell in love with him but insisted there was no affair. She has said “I have yet to come across a single man, woman, child who can help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately, hopelessly in love with him. So why should I be singled out? What do I deny? I'm not in love with him? Of course I am. Duniya bhar ka love aap le lijiyega and add some more - I feel that for that person. " She CONFESSED to her close friend Simi that “AB had "no clue" how she felt and that much ado was made about nothing. The reported affair didn't happen. "You want to know the truth? There was never a personal connection with him, that's the truth. Never ever. There was no truth to the controversies and speculation". As if this wasnt disrespectful enough to AB's family ESPECIALLY Jaya she went on to say “ "The fact that he was a married man doesn't make any kind of a difference. A rose is a rose is a rose. A human being is interesting, period. I want to have the honour of being associated with this person so what is stopping me? I'm not here to 'break' his home so to speak. I'm here to be one of the lesser mortals who can just have a whiff of him and feel happy,". So is she is receiving more hate than AB for her “unrequited love” please be sure to realize that she has herself admitted it was a one-sided obsession. I feel REALLY sorry for Jaya Bachchan. The KR-HR saga is very similar although the PC-SRK saga is a two-way affair.

It's sad how only Rekha was blamed and not the men she was with. So sad! She's an evergreen beauty though.

why is she bringing this out now.. ? Now families , children and grandchildren are around. This was unnecessary! She could've written a book about anything.. Share your expertise , teach some acting lessons maybe. This book is in poor taste.

why is she bringing this out now.. ? Now families , children and grandchildren are around. This was unnecessary! She could've written a book about anything.. Share your expertise , teach some acting lessons maybe. This book is in poor taste.

she did not write the book. its an unauthorised biography. I doubt Rekha will ever write a biography. not going to happen.

Rekha has a psychological problem where she feels powerful only after ensuring the men she targets falls into her trap. She acts impulsively and childishly making it her charming attitude. All men in the industry are aware of her promiscuity and have been warned by their respective spouses against working with her.

warned by their respective spouses makes me laugh.

How can people have sympathy for Rekha in this matter?She knew what she was doing by getting involved with married man..and she have done it many times as well..Both man and woman should be blamed equally..So when fans thrash likes of PC..KR..Yami etc for having an affair with married man they are right.But what i don't like is people having a soft corner for Rekha just because she is a legend and is a very gorgeous lady.The only one you can have soft corner in these cases are the wives of the man.

And wot abt the MEN ??? Arents they to be equally blamed ? i see u blaming only females in ur statement here....Wot abt Men who cheat both wife & the other lady....Y fall for temptations in first place wen u r married ?

Did u even read my comment?Read again...

THIS! I completely agree with you! I stand by Rekha for some of sexist treatment meted out to her (the forced kiss scene when she was 14) but I hold no sympathy for her otherwise. She has indulged in some imprudent acts like attending the Neetu-Rishi wedding with sindoor on her head (she was single at the time) just to shift the focus on herself and become the talking point. Some of the statements made by her regarding her one-sided love for AB too is unsettling and completely disrespectful to Jaya. There's only so much you can blame your neglected upbringing. I feel really horrible for Jaya and in today's time Suzzane (one-sided imagined affair) and Gauri.

DP is going to be the next Rekha. She clearly said that whoever becomes RK's wife has to deal with her. She still flaunts that RK tattoo irrespective of her being in a so called relationship.

And what do you have to say about the fling Deepika and Farhan had during Karthik Calling Kartik? ;)

the only one i wouldnt discuss here about is Jaya. she married a guy, who had an affair. and for sure no one can blame her for anything. her position is clear. she made it clear to her husband and i would say she was very democratic with him for accepting the affair and forgive. he made his choice. but for sure Jaya cant be blamed for anything.

I want to ask Ms. Rekha this...what if you were Mrs. Bachchan the legally wedded wife of AB and Jaya were the other woman? How would you have reacted to the situation? I will tell have created ruckus at the trial show and warned Jaya in no uncertain terms to stay away from your husband. Then why can't Jaya do the same with you?? This is the price one pays for going after married men.

These three remind me of aishwarya abishek and rani mukherjee.maybe a silsila remake with these three

Leave priyanka alone of this Bullshit .. Haters sucks

oh god! This is like 40 year old story! Leave them alone. Forgive and forget people. I feel bad for all to be dragged in this mess time and again as a reminder. All had choices ( wealthy,young and popular) back and they chose what they chose. Enough.

These home breaker women shouldn't get a free pass just because they weren't married. They are equally responsible , as much as the cheating spouse (amitabh bachhan). Have some respect for other women's married lives !

Its is well known that Rekha was just an ego trip for Amitabh and he had no intention of being serious with her. So much for respect for women. That letter to his granddaughters is a tad bit hypocritical.

Tad bit? Replace tad with trillion

Boring like comments

Now we have Deepika to continue Rekha's legacy. Rekha is still stuck with that Sindoor & Deepika is still stuck with RK tatoo!

so Kat...When will you get over this break up thing a drama??...And you stop stealing others boyfriends...Poor Sid

Now we have Deepika to continue Rekha's legacy. Rekha is still stuck with that Sindoor & Deepika is still stuck with RK tatoo!

hahaha your cracked me up..

Hahaha...true that!

Why are they raking all this now? Everyone has moved on. Just let them be.

It's just the fact that Rekha was a powerful independent woman. That why they point the finger at her. Jaya was the perfect indian woman, she could never overshadow Amitabh.
What shocked me the most, it's always the woman the guilty one: Rekha, Sridevi, Hema Malini. Don't forget that they are TWO PEOPLE: the married guy, who left wife and children, and the other woman.

Now we have SRK-PC-Gauri

yeah. Now we have SRK PC GAURI rumor that never was real just made up stories about people either SRK or PC hater.

Very annoying to see people go on and on with a rumor of an affair that never was. If may be there was an attraction that was along time ago Srk and PC moved on with their lives.

LOL rumors? you're so naive

The main culprit in this whole thing is Bachchan. But wait he was a superstar, immensely loved, bringing huge profits for the producers so why should anyone shun him. Because, men are supposed to be that way. Women should not be sexually free. Rekha was ahead of her times. Bachchan writes a very forward minded letter to his granddaughters which is becoming viral but when Rekha did the same he used and threw her out. He did that not only to Rekha but also for Parveen Babi who ultimately lost her mind. Its a prejudiced world

Silly to assume the "man" is to be blamed! These were all adults and Rekha knew he was married. So maybe they fell into temptation but that was it, AB realised that and chose his wife. Rekha went on to have many other affairs and even got married to someone then after all these years why blame a man who is only silent because he doesn't want to disrespect a female called Rekha. Also there was no such thing with Praveen Bhabi she was Kabir Bedi's and Mahesh Bhatt's gf. She also later lost her mind and again picked on a easy target. The problem with a lot of people in the industry is they cannot accept that Big B has a very simple middle class mentality and believes in family unity and were/still jealous of his values and principals.

middle class mentality, values, principles???? what.. that have an affair to your hearts content and then run back to your wife... hehehe.. u cracked me up.... these so called values are nothing but hypocrisy and double standards....That is why even though I don't agree what Boney and Sri did, I respect that he acknowledged Sri in his life....Abuse as much as u want, I see it as a plus point in him....
According to me morals, faith and belief is something that we need to follow in our own personal life rather than imposing them on others...

Well said

most people support rekha just because she is gorgeous !!!!!!!!!! man how can you do that she is not a good person at all i respect jaya at least she didn't date married man and blame his wife for the failure of their relationship i can feel how much he got hurted that another woman want to destroy her marriage without feeling guilty or having any shame

who would want date Jaya-the horror show. She is bitter as karela.

why oh why Rekha? What is it that you want now? Why this book and chatter about a life gone past..

The man has royally taken both ladies for a ride , including all the other women he's chased. It must have been terrible for Jaya after having given up her career for him to see him carrying on with others. As for Rekha , she was supposed to have been crude mannered in the past, it was Amitabh Bachchan who taught her how to behave in a refined manner - be cultured in her speech , learn English properly & have a certain knowledge about the arts. A sort of Eliza Doolittle to his Professor Higgins. Rekha was obsessed by him ,still is for that matter . Any wife will be upset on seeing her husband with his bit of fun on the sly . He fully took advantage of the situation by deliberately casting them for Silsila. Maybe that's why Jaya has a short fuse considering all she's been through as Mrs Bachchan.

What you say is true as Rekha has said this herself in past interviews that amitabh helped shape her into her better self. Amitabh was having his cake and eating it too and not just Rekha but others like Parveen Babi. From old interviews Rekha seemed so in love with him pity they have not worked together as their chemistry is amazing.

how do u know all this were you there?

Rekha says it openly in her interviews so I did not have to be there . U always type this same old chestnut (to me) hiding behind your computer , now if you were to get your own ID you'd be able to troll me better....just a suggestion !

Rekha should not get any sympathy ,she kept going after a married man. Also amitabh should not get any sympathy ,there was no need for give rekha any justification for breaking his affair with her. Who knows maybe amitabh did back off but rekha seems delusional and disturbed ,maybe she kept imagining a relation . either way both rekha and AB should be ashamed.

this interview was in 1978. she was around 25 years old. and she did umroa jaan when she was around 28/29 years. how many bollywood actresses can say that!

So sad. Two beautiful, talented women chasing after an unfaithful man. Both ladies deserved better .

i dont understand why this happens in the film industry so much?? im sure it does outside too. but it just seems like the women always go for the married men or divorcees etc. why is this?? what is the fascination in this? PV dear meri maa post ki jiye!

It takes two to tango..Both parties are equally responsible. One uses words to defend, the other uses silence to cloak..

These excerpts from the book are making Rekha sound oblivious to her actual affair with Amitabh Bachchan. Maybe it will make more sense in the book but why wouldn't Jaya Bachchan be upset? AB-Rekha were not only doing those romantic scenes on-screen but they were having an affair too. Why would Rekha ask Amitabh why they can't work on screen?? She sounds absolutely weird now.

Amitabh Bachchan must have stopped working with Rekha because of the trouble at home with his wife & parents (who disapproved of Jaya as she was an actress). And there was the family man image to consider with his kids & all, he would not have been forgiven by the public in the 70s for leaving the innocent missus & brood for another woman. After Dharmendra married Hema , he also stopped acting with her maybe out of a back handed respect for the wife & children. Hema was furious with him over that.

I know what women or men like rekha can do to families. They build resentment , grudges , hurt children and sometimes divorce too! If u end up getting involved with a married person , please have the courtesy to end it quickly as possible and go far away from the couple. Its your moral obligation to do so.

Life is split screen, not like in movies where you see only one screen. The man on that other side of the screen is telling the Rekha woman things you do not hear. The man tells her she is his world. The man tells her she is the key source of inner peace. The man tells her that should she betray him through desertion, he will curl up, die, or get very sick. Sounds stupid. I oversimplified man's messages but trust me life is a split screen. It was probably more complex for Rekha than turning lights Stop, Go.

Ofcourse jayas wounds are deeper than rekhas. Rekha should have left them alone ages ago. It was her moral obligation to stop any form of contact with a man who chose to stay married to someone else. Its women like rekha that ruin marriages.

And now Priyanka Chopra is doing the same, SMH

exactly!!! and saints like Amitabh who save the marriage!!!

How can Rekha think her wounds are deeper than Jaya? Rekha was a mistress , a mistake , a girlfriend . Jaya made a life , a home , a family with amitabh. Any married person will know that the sacrifices and love between a married couple cannot be compared to the love with a mister/mistress

If this happened with any normal couple , it would be blood on the walls! Imagine your spouse's ex revealing your dirty laundry out in public like this? This book should be banned. Its in very poor taste

This is supposed to make us sympathise with Rekha? She was the other woman , she should have backed out! But here she is completely disclosing secrets of a married couple, she should fear God.

Much respect to Rekhaji that she had to survive all this trauma.

How about the trauma suffered by star wives with children? Suzzanne khan, gauri khan, Akki and others.

In few years we`ll read same story about SRK and Priyanka. Priyanka is the new Rekha. Shame on such women!

Sorry. PC is not Rekhan and SRK is not Amitabh. They are happy in their lives and this whole affair thing started by Priyanka haters.

And please tell me why you think that SRK and Amitabh should not be shamed? They are the ones who are married with children!

The whole industry was correct in seeing Rekha as a predator

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