Throwback: When Rekha confessed her love for Amitabh Bachchan

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Rekha is one of the most loved actresses in the industry. Apart from being known as a terrific actor, the legendary actress has also been known to speak her mind. The actress’ personal life has always made headlines and she has been honest about her relationships in the industry. Speaking of that, here’s looking at the time when Rekha confessed her love for Amitabh Bachchan on Simi Garewal’s chat show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal.

On the talk show, Rekha was asked if she was ever in love with Big B, and without beating around the bush, she had said, “Absolutely. Duh, that’s a dumb question. 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. So why should I singled out? What do I deny?

She added, “I’m 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.

Amitabh had been married for some years to Jaya Bachchan when he signed his first film with Rekha. On the show, Rekha was asked if there was any rift between her and Jaya because of the relationship rumours.

The veteran actress had said, “Didibhai (Jaya Bachchan) is much more mature, much more together. I’ve yet to come across a woman who is so together. She’s got so much dignity, so much class. She’s got a lot of strength. I admire that woman. We had an association before the so-called rumours and the media messed up with the whole image. We were living in the same building and we had a relationship. She was my Didibhai, she still is – no matter what happens nobody can take that away. Thank God she realises that too. Whenever we meet she’s very sweet – she’s not just civil, she’s just herself.

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