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Happy Birthday Rekha: Untold love story of Amitabh Bachchan and the Umrao Jaan star

Happy Birthday Rekha: Untold love story of Amitabh Bachchan and the Umrao Jaan star

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, October 9: The evergreen and gorgeous diva Rekha will turn a year older on October 10. Undoubtedly, Rekha is one of the most beautiful actresses of the industry and she keeps mesmerising fans with her evergreen charm.

Rekha has contributed to the film industry with series of good cinema including 'Silsila', 'Umrao Jaan', 'Biwi Ho To Aisi', 'Suhaag', 'Khubsoorat', 'Ganga Ki Saugand' and many others. Apart from her filmy career, she has also been in news due to her controversial love life. Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan's rumoured love story is one of most discussed and controversial stories in the tinsel town.

Back in the seventies, a number of columns were flooded with rumoured love affairs of Rekha and Amitabh.

On the occasion of the gorgeous diva's 65th birthday, have a look at some of the untold stories of the diva.

TV show host Simi Garewal once revealed how she asked Rekha questions about Amitabh. Talking about it, she said, "It was easy asking her the question about Amitabh. If I can ask Jayalalitha if she was ever loved MGR, asking Rekha about Amitabh was much easier. A lot of people ask me how I got her to open up. I didn't know if I did anything special. I don't want to analyse it. I just chatted as good friends. Rekha and I go back a long way."

In an episode of Rendezvous With Simi Garewal, Rekha, talking about her experience of working with Amitabh, said, "Well, I think I had arrived, so to say. In many ways, I'm senior to him. But, standing in front of Amitabh Bachchan, the ultimate actor, was not easy."

Rekha and Amitabh shared screen space for the first time together on the big screen in 'Do Anjaane'. Further in the interview, Rekha talking about working with Amitabh in 'Do Anjaane', she said, "The moment I came to know that Amitji had signed Do Anjaane, I was so paranoid. Because Deewar had just released. He was a phenomenal success. I knew him as Didibhai's (Jaya Bachchan) husband. First of course, boyfriend, and then husband. I never knew him otherwise, because we never got a chance to sit and talk. When I started working with him, I was so nervous... I really, really learnt a lot. It changed my perception of what being on the set is like. It was never a playground for me again."

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