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When Rekha described Jaya as a woman of class


In the golden era of Bollywood, the

love saga


Amitabh Bachchan



captivated not just the industry but the entire nation. Their alleged


became a constant topic of discussion, adding spice to the glamorous world of cinema.
The sparks flew between


and Rekha during the filming of Do Anjaane in 1976, setting the stage for a tumultuous love story that would be whispered about for years.

However, it was on the sets of

Ganga Ki Saugandh

that their chemistry garnered intense media attention, especially after Bachchan reportedly lost his temper over a co-actor’s inappropriate behavior towards Rekha.
Despite their attempts to downplay the rumors, the truth came to light when Yash Chopra, the director of


, confirmed their relationship.
One of the defining moments of this saga was Rekha’s appearance on the iconic chat show ‘Rendezvous With

Simi Garewal

.’ During the candid conversation, Rekha shed light on her relationship with

Jaya Bachchan

and addressed the rumours surrounding her alleged affair with Amitabh.

When Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha’s love making scene in ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ left Jaya Bachchan in tears

When asked about her feelings for Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha told Simi, “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 be singled out? What do I deny? Of course I am. Duniya bhar ka love aap le lijiyega and add some more – I feel that for that person. Bottomline.”

During the conversation, Rekha also praised Jaya’s maturity and strength, describing her as a woman of dignity and class. “Didibhai is much more mature, much more together. 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,” Rekha stated.

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