Once lovebirds now acquaintance, Rekha, and Amitabh were head over heels in love with each other, but the two were never destined to be together. While Amitabh Bachchan is now happily married to Jaya Bachchan Rekha is still single. Recently, Rekha had appeared on a reality show Rising Star 3 as a guest. On the show when Rekha asked a contestant that who he is, the contestant replied he is Amitabh Bachchan. The moment he introduced himself Rekha couldn’t stop herself from smiling and she blushed for a few minutes like a teenager in love. Take a look:
Rekha has openly talked about her love for Big B on numerous occasions. She was once quoted as saying, “I have yet to come across a single man, woman, child who can help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately, hopelessly in love with him (Amitabh). So why should I be singled out? What do I deny? Im not in love with him? Of course, I am. Duniya bhar ka love aap le lijiyega and add some more – I feel that for that person. Bottomline”.
Talking about her reaction after Amitabh Bachchan’s denial about the affair. Rekha had once shared, “Why should he have not done it? He did it to protect his image, to protect his family, to protect his children. I think it is beautiful, I don’t care what the public thinks of it. Why should the public know of my love for him or his love for me? I love him, he loves me – that’s it! I don’t care what anybody thinks. If he’d reacted that way towards me in private, I would have been very disappointed. But has he ever done that? I ask you. So why should I care about what he’s said in public? I know people must be saying bechari Rekha, pagal hai us par, phir bhi dekho. Maybe I deserve that pity. Not that he has 10 rollicking affairs! Mr Bachchan is still old-fashioned. He doesn’t want to hurt anybody, so why hurt his wife?”
She further went on to add, “My reaction is not a typical reaction, I know that. But there’s a total fulfilment. We are human beings who love and accept each other for what we are. There’s more happiness in our lives than misery. Nothing else matters. But as long as I’m with that person, I don’t care. I cannot identify me with anyone else. Don’t publish this. For he’ll deny it. Then I’ll affirm it. Then there will be a statement from his camp saying, “No, no. she is nuts like Parveen Babi.” Then I’ll say “No, no. Parveen Babi is not here, but here I am to issue a statement.” Anyway, why should I be talking to you about my personal life? I am a very creative person. I have lots of interests. People love talking about my personal life. But I want to keep it to myself. Mr Bachchan is important to me, not to anybody else.”
Rekha’s reaction after hearing Amitabh Bachchan’s name is like every teenager in love.