Why Amitabh Bachchan denied his affair with Rekha?

India Today Online  October 10, 2012 | Updated 11:29 IST

This love story has remained an enigma for many. Though the rumor mills were abuzz with reports of Rekha and much-married Amitabh Bachcan’s sizzling love affair, the couple never admitted it publicly. This love story, however forbidden, is much celebrated.

The cloak of silence that Big B has put over his alleged ‘love affair’ with Rekha is perhaps what gives their relationship an enigma.

Going back to Rekha’s famous interview with Filmfare magazine in 1984, we get an understanding behind what could have been the reasons for this denial. Here’re excerpts from that interview:


Candidly talking about Amitabh’s denial of their affair, Rekha said, “Why should he have not done it? He did it to protect his image, his family, 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 would have reacted to me like that 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 has said in public. 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?”

“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.”

On having children

“My fantasy is to have lots of children. I hope it doesn’t remain a fantasy. My mother always tells me to have a child by the time I’m 30. I think it’s right. I want my children to physically grow with me. ”

“I enjoy the privacy of my home. But I want the emptiness of my houses to be filled with children. But I’m determined not to have only 2 children. 12 minimum!”

Here’s the irony. Rekha has turned 58 on October 10. She is still single and has no children. The ‘ugly duckling’ has manifested into the ultimate diva of Bollywood.

Amitabh Bachchan till date refuses to comment, and yet he is uncomfortable in the presence of Rekha, even today. We will never come to know… there’s only room for speculation.



  1. rockie_EK THA TIGER
    rockie_EK THA TIGER
    October 12, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    “My fantasy is to have lots of children. I hope it doesn’t remain a fantasy.”

    Well its your mistake Rekha. You knew that he will NEVER accept you and just keep you as a KEEP.

    You could have easily got any other good looking, rich guy. So now you are here attending all the award functions lonely wearing the same sari over and over again.

    I see Rani Mukherjee going down teh same path waiting for A Chopra. He is never going to accept her. Rani should learn a lesson or 2 from Rekha’s life.
    Or else we will see Rani attending all the award functions lonely wearign the same sari over and over again.


  2. rockie_EK THA TIGER
    rockie_EK THA TIGER
    October 12, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    “I love him he loves me – that’s it!” ….

    Keep telling yourself.
    He doesnt love you, he never did. He just USED YOU.

  3. diva
    October 12, 2012 at 5:26 AM

    I have heard and read he also had affair with popular actress praveen babi even used to physical abuse her and left her during her breakdown. So much so for so called clean image of these bollywood actors.Nobody is squeaky clean in bollywood.

    1. Yakuza
      October 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Loll .. and you believe on what you heard ? Do you know Praveen bobby also alleged Bill Clinton that he wants to kill her and filed case in US against him.

      She even believed that the January 26, 2001 earthquake in Kutch was planned because she had a water tank on the terrace and ‘they’ wanted to kill her by crushing it. If her car didn’t work, she’d believe that someone had deliberately tampered with it.

      Due to her paranoia, she lodged police complaints against 34 parties, including co-star Amitabh Bachchan and former US President Bill Clinton. She accused them of conspiring to kill her (the allegations were dismissed due to lack of evidence). She even filed an affidavit in the court after the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, claiming that she had evidence against
      Sanjay Dutt.

      Check all details here (This article was published in filmfare)


      1. diva
        October 12, 2012 at 12:35 PM

        I was not talking about late 80’s.I know about that. I had read that in some old scans about 70’s that how their rumored affair started in shooting and everything. Main reason why he did maximum films with her. After break up she went in depression and how it was mahesh bhatt who handled that. You can search find them in google. Even Mahesh bhatt made a film on parveen babi ‘Woh Lamhe’ in which character nikhil was allegedly based on amitabh bachchan.

  4. iitianWay
    October 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    no body is squeky clean in normal and common man’s life too…

    he used her or she used him type of talks are psychological failures of people to understand life and living it smartly and with reality on day to day basis.

    1. rockie_EK THA TIGER
      rockie_EK THA TIGER
      October 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

      “psychological failures of people to understand life and living it smartly”

      Osho Maharaj ki hai ho … ! :P

      Offcourse he used her, and its not his fault. Its her fault. She let him.

  5. iitianWay
    October 13, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    jai ho..jai ho!! :)
    mukesh agarwal and numerous others are also shouting from grave …used …used.

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