Bollywood is rife with rumors about actors and actresses linking with each other and no one really confesses about the truth. The same can be said from the start of the Bollywood industry right through the 60’s and 70’s. it all starts off good, but later one of the celebrity gets her/ his heart broken and things never look the same again.
The same can be said about veteran actress Bhanurekha Ganesan or Rekha as she is popularly known. She is an actress who at her prime was involved with many co-stars and has never given away even a caveat of information about them. Not to say she looks any older now, she is 63 years old and it looks like she has stopped aging, and looks beautiful and graceful even now.
She entered the industry when she was 14 and won hearts of audiences through her beauty, charm and effervescence acting. She barely talks about her personal life and people are still wondering what she is hiding behind those hazel eyes.
The most important thing everyone wants to know is – ‘why does she wear sindoor when she’s a widow?’
A lot has been said of Amitabh and Rekha’s affair and the latter’s unfortunate married life. Rekha met Big B on the set of “Do Anjaane” and during the shooting of the film; Rekha was so enamored by Amitabh’s personality and charm that she fell in love with him. But, Amitabh refused to the relationship because he was already married to Jaya Bachchan. She on the other hand confessed her love for him to her friends and family, but Amitabh refused any link up news as he was happily married.
On the wedding reception of Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, Rekha turned up to it in her usual effervescence beauty but she had a sindoor on her forehead. It was then that everyone was speculating of an affair with Amitabh or maybe even a secret marriage.
When she was questioned about her sindoor, she said:
“Ogawd! I was going there straight from a film shooting… and I don’t worry about people’s reactions. By the way, I think it looks rather nice on me.. sindoor suits me.”
During the National Awards Ceremony event in 1982, she said:
“In the city I come from, it’s fashionable to wear sindoor.”
After the alleged affair fizzled down as Amitabh was not ready to give any name to the relationship, she was heartbroken. And then she decided to settle down with industrialist Mukesh Agarwal after he proposed to her for marriage. But luck was not on her side, and after the sudden demise of her husband she was left all alone again. But, what shocked the people more that she still wore the sindoor to all events even though she was a widow.
It was a while ago, when a certain actors wife, decided to spill the beans on the whole controversy. Deepali, wife of veteran actor Puneet Issar, said that Rekha wears the sindoor out of love and admiration for a certain someone, and that is no one other than Amitabh Bachchan.