Amitabh Bachchan Rekha Love Story: When Famous Director revealed about relationship of Aishwarya Rai father in law and Actress
Happy Birthday Rekha: Whenever there is talk about love and relationships of film stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha are definitely mentioned. However, whether this love story was one-sided or whether both of them had equal love for each other, hardly anyone knows except these two. While Rekha openly confessed many times that yes, she loves Amitabh Bachchan, Big B, who is called the megastar of the century, always kept silence on this relationship.
Many actors who have worked with Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha have directly or indirectly said something about the love relationship between the two. While Yash Chopra, the director of Amitabh’s superhit films, indirectly talked about his relationship with Rekha, director Muzaffar Ali had openly expressed his views on this relationship and had said that something wrong happened with Rekha, Amitabh had to apologize to her. Should have got married.
Muzaffar Ali is the same director who has made films like Gaman, Anjuman and Umrao Jaan. Ali had chosen Rekha for the lead role in Umrao Jaan. This film gave Rekha the only National Award of her career. This film, released in 1982, proved to be a milestone for both Rekha and Bollywood.
There was a song in the movie Umrao Jaan whose lyrics were- We did not find the one we were looking for, but with this excuse we saw the world. According to Muzaffar Ali, this song fits Rekha’s life perfectly. This has been explained in detail in Rekha’s biographer Yasir Usman’s book Rekha: Kaisi Paheli Zindagani.
Muzaffar Ali spent a lot of time with Rekha during the shooting of Umrao Jaan. According to him, Rekha has become a walking corpse and it is all Amitabh Bachchan’s fault. The director has also told in the book that when Umrao Jaan was being shot in Delhi, Amitabh would often come on the set and sit for hours. This is the reality.
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Muzaffar Ali had said about Rekha, ‘Whenever she used to call Amitabh Bachchan with addresses like he or she. Such addresses are usually used by married women for their husbands. I think she considered herself married.
Unlike other people in the industry, Muzaffar Ali had told Yasir Usman without any hesitation, that Rekha had loved him and loves him. He should have given Rekha an identity and a name to the relationship. Amitabh should have married Rekha.
Let us tell you that Muzaffar Ali is famous for his outspokenness. Muzaffar Ali, a resident of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, had also contested elections from Lucknow against former Prime Minister of the country Atal Bihari Vajpayee. However, he had to face a crushing defeat in this election. Padma Shri awardee Muzaffar Ali was awarded the National Award for the film Gaman (1978). He was chosen Best Director at the Filmfare Award for Umrao Jaan (1981).
Muzaffar Ali’s son Shaad Ali is also active in the film industry. He has directed films for Yash Raj Films. Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek Bachchan’s film Bunty Aur Babli was directed by Shaad Ali. The film was quite successful at the box office.
This post originally appeared on m.jansatta.com