Flashback: When Raveena Tandon asked Rekha to stay away from her then boyfriend Akshay Kumar

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Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar‘s affair is one of Bollywood’s greatest love stories. Their relationship started during the shooting for their 1994 hit action movie Mohra. Both did a lot of movies after that, and they started dating while working together. Later on, Raveena and Akshay’s affair went through a rocky phase when the news of Akki’s linkups with Rekha started doing the rounds in the industry. To that reaction, Raveena had even asked Rekha to stay away from Akshay.

There were several reports on Akshay and Rekha’s closeness, and this happened during the filming of 1996 film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. And soon, Akshay and Rekha’s romance started spreading like wildfire in the industry, obviously, that made Raveena quite insecure. According to Raveena, Rekha was allegedly trying to hit on Akshay, despite knowing that he was in a relationship with her.


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Tandon also said Akshay was never attracted to Rekha and that the latter would try various things to impress him. Raveena had claimed that Akshay used to “tolerate” Rekha. “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,” Raveena was quoted saying in an old interview with Rediff.


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Finally, 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. Akshay, again split with Shilpa and later married Twinkle Khanna. On the other hand, Raveena got married to Anil Thadani – a film distributor.

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