Rekha has indeed braved everything that came her way, from getting molested on the sets of her debut film to being humiliated by her mother-in-law on the very first day of her marriage, she has seen it all. Rekha and Amitabh's alleged love affair was much publicised, and it was all out there in the open. The biography Rekha: The Untold Story written by Yasser Usman, published by Juggernaut, chronicles the life account of this gorgeous diva.
Rekha made a sensational entry to the wedding of Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor wearing a beautiful white sari, with a red bindi on her forehead. What took everyone by surprise was that she was also wearing vermillion in her hair and mangalsutra in her neck. All the cameras moved from Rishi-Neetu to focus upon this diva when boldly she went ahead to talk to Amitabh Bachchan.
Apparently, when Vinod Mehra took Rekha to his house after marrying her, his mother had a very hostile and cold attitude towards her. If reports are to be believed, she even said a lot of humilating things to Rekha and even took off her sandals to assault Rekha with it.
It was a short lived marriage that didn't last more than a few months and later in 2004, in an interview to Simi Garewal, she denied the incident entirely.
The next blow to her personal life came when her husband, Mukesh Agarwal committed suicide and everyone linked her "evil-ish luck" to her husband's death. Reportedly, Mukesh was suffering from chronic depression and hence, the passive acting career of Rekha and his own divorce led to his suicide.
Rekha and Amitabh's alleged love affair reached soaring heights during 1978, when almost all the magazines of tinsel town had their cover pages decked with the pictures of the duo. Their love affair, obviously, caused a great turmoil in the Bachchan household since Amitabh was already married to Jaya by then. Reportedly, after Muqqadar Ka Sikandar, Jaya banned Amitabh to share the silver screen with Rekha and he gave his consent.
While shooting her debut film, Anjana Safar, Rekha almost had no clue of what her director planned with her co-actor. A romantic scene had to be shot with Biswajeet Chatterjee and Rekha had not been told about the kiss that Biswajeet forced upon her once the director said, "action". Unaware and confused, she had her eyes tightly closed, but full of tears.
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