The two first met on the sets of ‘Do Anjaane’. During this time Amitabh Bachchan was married. The two instantly clicked and fell in love. A secret relationship remained between the two and according to reports, they met each other at Rekha’s friend’s bungalow. His second film Ganga Ki Saugandh, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan’s relationship garnered a lot of media attention. According to rumours, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan got married secretly. When Rekha reached Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor’s wedding wearing mangalsutra and vermilion, it became breaking news.
broken relationship again
After completing the shooting of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s Silsila, their relationship started cracking. One of the reasons behind this was that Rekha reportedly asked Amitabh Bachchan to marry her as she did not want to be called another woman in his life. However, Amitabh Bachchan was not ready to leave his wife Jaya at that time. This eventually took them on different paths in life. During the interview, Rekha also shared that Jaya Bachchan had no issues with her relationship with her husband Amitabh Bachchan as long as she thought it was a flirtation. Later, when she came to know that Amitabh Bachchan was emotionally involved in the relationship, she was hurt.
Jaya Bachchan saved her family
Rekha also shared that once Jaya Bachchan invited her home for dinner and at the end of the conversation told him that no matter what happens, she will not leave Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Rekha worked together in Yash Chopra-produced Silsila. The filmmaker revealed in a conversation with Shah Rukh Khan that he had originally cast Smita Patil and Parveen Babi in the lead roles, but later changed the casting.