Rekha has always been very protective of her personal life and has closely guarded the secrets regarding her relationships and love life. She has hardly ever given out interviews regarding the same. Now, a Biography that captures all the minute details,her relationships and the tumultuous episodes of her life has been released. The book is titled Rekha: The Untold Story.
The book is written by Yasser Usman and it sheds light on Rekha's most controversial, scandalous tales and few unknown stories of her life. The book obviously describes the much public affair between Rekha and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.
In on of the stories, the writer has revealed how Rekha shocked everyone at the Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh wedding by wearing sindoor on her forehead. The guests and the media couldn't stop wondering if Rekha had got secretly married. At the same party, Rekha went up to Big B and started chatting with him which left Jaya Bachchan fuming. Reports suggest that Jaya had even barred Big B from acting with Rekha. In an interview with Stadust magazine in 1978, Rekha had made some shocking and explosive revelations about her love affair with Mr Bachchan.
She targeted Jaya who she felt was responsible for Big B's decision of never working with her again. "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 her," said Rekha. She recited the lines in the interview: "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?"
She also mentioned how she got to know of Jaya's angst. Rekha had revealed, "Once I was looking at the whole [Bachchan] family through the projection room when they came to see the trial show of Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Jaya was sitting in the front row and he and his parents were in the row behind her. They couldn’t see her as clearly as I could. And during our love scenes, I could see tears pouring down her face. A week later [after the trial show of Muqaddar Ka Sikandar], everybody in the industry was telling me that he has made it clear to his producers that he was not going to work with me. Everybody else informed me about it but he didn’t say a word on the subject. When I tried to question him about it, he said, 'I am not going to say a word. Don’t ask me about it'."
Now, after almost three decades, the untold pages of her life has eventually been opened and it's out for everyone to know. For years, the nation and the audiences have called her names, labelled her as a home-breaker and was tagged as a national vamp. Will this biography change people's outlook towards Rekha?