When Raveena Tandon asked Rekha to stay away from Akshay Kumar after linkup news (Throwback Thursday)
First Published 9, Jul 2020, 11:31 AM
According to Raveena Tandon, Rekha was allegedly trying to hit on Akshay Kumar, knowing that he was in a relationship with her
Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar's affair is one of Bollywood's greatest love stories, just like Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai.
Their romantic affair started during the shooting for their 1994 hit action thriller Mohra. Both did a lot of movies together, and love was also booming side by side.
Later, Raveena and Akshay's affair went through a rough phase when the news of Kumar's linkups with Rekha started doing the industry rounds. To that reaction, Raveena had even asked Rekha to stay away from Akshay.
According to reports, Akshay and Rekha's closeness started growing during the shooting of their 1996 film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. And soon, Akshay and Rekha's romance started spreading like wildfire in the industry, which made Raveena feel quite insecure.
According to Raveena, Rekha was allegedly trying to hit on Akshay, knowing that he was in a relationship with her.
In an old interview with Rediff.com, Raveena said, "I don't think Akshay ever had anything to do with Rekha. As a matter of fact, he would run away from her. Akshay tolerated Rekha because of the film. At one point she wanted to get lunch dabbas for him from home. That's when I put my foot down. I felt it was taking things a bit too far."
In another interview with Cine Blitz, Raveena said that she would even tell Rekha about her limits. "If this actress knows that we are together yet getting too close to Akshay, I will get my claws into her. But Akshay knows how to handle the situation I guess," she had said.
Ultimately, Akshay and Rekha never got into any relationship. However, Akshay's growing proximity to another actress Shilpa Shetty had then started worrying Raveena to a great extent.
It is said that Akshay later cheated on Raveena for Shilpa Shetty and finally broke with the latter as well after dating for a while. Akshay, again split with Shilpa and later married Twinkle Khanna.