If there’s one thing that sits true for everybody everywhere, it is the fact that gossip makes the rounds everywhere. Be it Lunch dates or cigarette breaks in the mid office hours, everybody is scooping for gossip; what happened to the next door neighbor’s daughter, who’s having an affair with whom, the distant cousin who eloped with a girl, or even something as tiny as somebody’s new haircut.
Celebrities, be it from the film industry or any other sector, always garner a lot more attention than they ask for. A lot of people rely on celebrity biographies, making a lot of them instant bestsellers. These are known to contain secrets and tidbits probably more scandalous and jaw-dropping than anything that could be imagined.
One such celebrity biography to have been released recently is the biography of Rekha, one of the most discussed actresses of the film industry.
Written by Yasser Usman, Rekha: The Untold Story, has covered incidents and happenings from her personal and professional life that have stunned many people, at the same time, elaborating on many rumors and speculations that have revolved around her since she made her film debut in Anjana Safar.
1. On Rekha & Amitabh Bachchan’s Affair
A major point discussed in the biography deals with her much rumored affair with Amitabh Bachchan. One big reason for the spreading of these rumors was the fact that she had started to wear a sindoor, which in the Hindu traditions is a sign of matrimony. Around the same time, when these rumors first began; Jaya Bachchan barred Amitabh Bachchan from engaging in any films with Rekha and accusing her of defaming the family name. No doubt Silsila was their last romantic appearance together on silver screen.
She was reported to have had affairs with many other famous names such as Jeetendra, Sunil Dutt and Dharmendra, leaving her with tags such as “black widow” and “marriage breaker”.
2. The Forced Smooch
Rekha has also accused fellow actor Biswajeet Chatterjee of molesting her while shooting for the movie Anjana Safar, through a forced smooch. It was supposed to have been planned by Biswajeet and the director Raja Nawathe where he grabbed her and kissed her on the lips in front of the crew.
3. Many Husbands, termed as NATIONAL VAMP
Rekha is also infamous for various incidents relating to her many husbands. She was accused of witchcraft when her third husband Mukesh Agarwal, her husband of the time committed suicide by hanging himself using her scarf. This was her third husband who had died and therefore she was tagged so.
She was even called a “national vamp” by Anupam Kher, one of the most prominent actors in the industry.
4. Estrange Relationship With Vinod Mehra’s Mother
In another incident, her relationship with another husband, Vinod Mehra’s mother was rather disturbed, especially when their violent relationship made headlines when she became hostile towards Rekha to the point when she almost assaulted her with a sandal outside of their home.
5. Ahead of Her Time – Sex Wasn’t A Taboo
As is all of this hadn’t been enough for the lady, Rekha’s frankness about her beliefs pertaining to sex, especially her acceptance, even nonchalance; towards pre-marital sex and sexual tendencies between men and women have created a severe a public outrage towards her.
This biography has been very revealing of her personal life and has received mixed responses from the public as of right now. Let’s just hope that the truths about her life bring her more acceptances and less criticism from the public!