Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha's link-up: When Jaya Bachchan got to know about it for the first time
We got an old interview of Jaya Bachchan where she reacted to her husband's link-up with actress Rekha. Let us take you guys back to the 70s era
Back in the 70s, Amitabh Bachchan name was being allegedly linked with his co-stars. But among them, Big B was once rumoured to be in love with Bollywood's first diva, Rekha, despite being married to Jaya Bachchan.
There were many stories of their affair coming out in the media. Gossip columns and magazines were buzzing with Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha's love affair.
Today, we got our hands on one of the oldest interviews of Jaya Bachchan, where she talked about her husband's linkup rumours. In the interview, she spoke candidly about the Bachchan family, Rekha and more.
In an interview with People's Magazine, Jaya said, "If there was any, he would have been somewhere else, na? People liked them as a couple on-screen, and that's fine. The media tried linking him with every one of his heroines. My life would have been hell if I had taken it all seriously. We are made of sterner stuff."
However, Rekha and Big B's affair rumours didn't stop after Jaya's interview, and we still talk about it. Even now, when Rekha cross paths with Amitabh or his family it becomes the headline.
A few weeks ago, when Rekha made an appearance at Indian Idol 12, one of the contestant asked her, “Rekhaji, Nehu (Neha Kakkar), kabhi aapne dekha hai ki koi aurat itna pagal horahi hai kisi aadmi k liye, woh bhi shaadi shuda aadmi k liye? (Rekhaji, Nehu, have you ever noticed a woman falling hard for a man, that too for a married man?).”
To which, Rekha immediately said, “Mujhse puchiye na (ask me).” After the host Jay Bhanushali looked confused, Rekha replies, “Maine kuch nahi kaha (I didn’t say anything).” Jay then said, “Kya baat hai. Yeh laga sixer (Wow. That was a sixer).”
Many years ago, on Simi Garewal's show, Rekha had accepted her love for him. When the host asked, "Did Rekha love Amitabh?"
To this, Rekha had said, "Absolutely! Duh, that's a dumb question!" And then she moved on to conclude her statement, "I'm yet to come across a man, woman, child, who can't help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately and especially, hopelessly, in love with him. So why should I be singled out?"