Why Did Amitabh Bachchan Slap Rekha?

  • June 19, 2023 / 11:30 PM IST

Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha are two names that have been inextricably linked for all time for reasons that are obvious to everyone. Were they a group? If Big B and his wife Jaya Bachchan’s interviews are to be trusted, then the answer is no. Had they fallen in love? If the early interviews and appearances of the Umrao Jaan actress from the 1980s are to be trusted, then yes. Was she a girlfriend of his? once more Yes, if a Yash Chopra interview is to be believed!

Now, in yet another flashback, we’ll tell you about a rather unpleasant incident that prompted Rekha to speak out against the Angry Young Man, who once engaged in an inappropriate fight with his Muqaddar Ka Sikandar co-star and who was reportedly his girlfriend with whom he had a secret relationship.

Amitabh Bachchan was filming for his movie Laawaris throughout the 1980s. He was married to Jaya Bachchan and supposedly seeing Rekha at the time. According to accounts, the actor was more than just drawn to an Iranian dancer, and the actress learned about the purported romance from a third party.

Rekha made the decision to face the Shehenshah actor at that point. In Rekha: The Untold Story, a biography of the actress, it is stated that Rekha became enraged and confronted her “Amit Ji” about the rumours that the Zanjeer actor was in love with an Iranian dancer.

Amitabh Bachchan, however, did not feel the need or need to respond to or even consider any such questions. The actress from Umraao Jaan had to deal with a smack as the actress increased the pressure. Many instead of one. She then resolved to speak up for herself and avoid working with the actor in the future. And the incident was shocking. She left their house and walked out of Silsila.

Later, after Yash Chopra bribed her and Jaya Bachchan to join the project, the actresses joined Silsila. When Silsila’s filming first began, it featured a completely different cast, including Smita Patil as the wife and Parveen Babi as the girlfriend. However, when Amitabh, Rekha, and Jaya Bachchan eventually joined together to work on the movie, Yash Chopra revealed in an interview that he was terrified because what was happening in Amit Ji’s personal life was also depicted in the movie.

Relating to the slap gate between Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, no one in Bollywood has ever acknowledged or rejected the rumour. It persists in murmurs, gossip, and her biographies like a myth or folklore.

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