When Ranjeet revealed Rekha wanted to keep her evenings free for Amitabh Bachchan | Hindi Movie News - Bollywood - Times of India

When Ranjeet revealed Rekha wanted to keep her evenings free for Amitabh Bachchan | Hindi Movie News – Bollywood – Times of India


Did you know that veteran actor Ranjeet, who is known for portraying negative roles in popular Hindi films wanted to cast Rekha in his 1990 directorial ‘Kaarnama’? It, however, never panned out as Rekha only wanted to do morning shoots because she wanted to keep her evenings free for Amitabh Bachchan, according to Ranjeet. Eventually, the role went to actress Farha Raaz. Ranjeet, in an old interview, had once claimed and we quote, ‘One day Rekha called and requested if I could move to a morning shift as she wanted to spend evenings with Amitabh Bachchan’. Owing to this, Dharmendra, who was the first choice for the film, had recommended Anita Raaj as the lead heroine. Later, though, late Vinod Khanna ended up getting the lead male role. If you recall, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha left fans mesmerized every time they came on screen together with their charming chemistry. However, things changed when reports of their link-ups started doing the rounds. They haven’t starred in a film together since 1981. Even then, while Rekha never gave up an opportunity to shower praises on Big B, the actor preferred to remain tight-lipped about their alleged link-up, as he was already married to actress Jaya Bachchan. They were last seen in a romantic drama film. Even today rumours around Big B and Rekha’s alleged affair refuses to die down though they have moved on in their respective lives with mutual respect and admiration. In fact, in 2015, when Amitabh Bachchan was asked the reason for not sharing screen space with Rekha despite being the most loved on-screen couple of the ’80s, he cleared the air and said that lack of suitable script is the sole reason for them not being a part of a film as lead actors. During the interview, he said, ‘We haven’t had a suitable story come our way.’ When asked if he would be willing to perform next to Rekha for a good story, he said, ‘Sure.’

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