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Recently, veteran actress, Rekha gave an epic reply on being asked whether she has ever seen a woman fall madly in love with a married man or not. The evergreen beauty graced singing reality show, Indian Idol 12, wherein she was honoured with special performances dedicated to her never-ending charm. And it made us remember the era when Rekha was the heroine of every hit Indian film and her camaraderie with the legendary superstar, Amitabh Bachchan was the talk of the town.
It may look like a tale of yestertimes, but the magic of it is still afresh in the minds of many. Rekha and Amitabh's linkup wasn't like any other rumour story, which was churned by media mills. While no one knows the whole truth, the rumours had created a lot of commotion in the Bachchan family. So much so that, Jaya Bachchan had banned Amitabh Bachchan from working with Rekha.
Looks like, Rekha has made peace with the ghost of her past! We spotted a changed version of Rekha, who gave a hilarious reply when she was faced with a strange question on Indian Idol 12. During one of the segment, the host of the show, Jay Bhanushali asked her, "Rekhaji, Nehu, kabhi aapne dekha hai ki koi aurat itna pagal horahi hai kisi aadmi k liye, woh bhi shaadi shuda aadmi k liye? (Rekha, Nehu, have you ever noticed a woman falling head over heels for a man, that too for a married man?)."
To this, Rekha instantly replied, "Muhse puchiye na (Ask me)." On this, Jay was left amazed and he said, "Huh." On this, Rekha retorted, "Maine kuch nahi kaha".
We remember how on Simi Garewal's show, Rekha had finally accepted her love. When Simi Garewal had asked her, "Did Rekha love Amitabh?" Rekha had said, "Absolutely! Duh, that's a dumb question!" And then she went on to generalise that statement, "I'm yet to come across a man, woman, child, who can't help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately and especially, hopelessly, in love with him. So why should I be singled out?"
In an interview with the Stardust magazine, Rekha had shared an anecdote from her life. She had said, "At an award function some time ago, I’d recited a few lines. Everyone imagined they were meant for him, but actually, it was for Jaya." She had recited the same lines and had said, "I looked at you, you turned your face away. Why? You feel you are badly off, but can’t you see my position is worse? There is deep hurt in your gaze, but can’t you see that the wounds in my heart are deeper than your look?"
Well, we cannot wait to see the latest episode of Indian Idol 12!