Rekha is one of Bollywood's original divas - an enigma for whom realms can be written and still there is a lot to be explored. Having one of the most happening lives when it comes to a celeb, Rekha is one of the most respected and adored stars in the industry. You only have to see that IIFA performance of hers this year that had Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar and others fawn over on stage. Though Rekha has not done proper movie roles for some time, which is a regret since she is such an awesome actress (winning National Award for Umrao Jaan), she does grace the screen occasionally with some sparkling cameos. Like her appearance in the song Rafta Rafta in Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se. The only golden spot in an otherwise dull film.
In her alluring life, Rekha has been linked to many stars, including errr... Akshay Kumar. However, her most talked about shush-shush affair has been with Amitabh Bachchan. Rekha's romance with a married Big B has been the talk of B-town for years, even now. They also made a good hit pair in many movies like Do Anjaane, Mr Natwarlal, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, and of course, the movie people will still talk for years to come, Silsila. After some repercussions when the affair went public, the duo has stopped working together. However, there have been occasions when Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha have been part of some popular movies, only we never realised it then. Like these seven movies below -
Om Shanti Om
Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan had both cameos in the film. Rekha appeared in the song, 'Deewangi Deewangi', while Amitabh Bachchan was a part of the cameo brigade that came before the Filmfare sequence (which was shot in real).
In this Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Sanjay Dutt-starrer, Rekha had a special appearance in the song, 'Kaisi Paheli Zindagani'. Amitabh Bachchan, meanwhile, had the job of narrating the movie.
Amitabh Bachchan served as a narrator in some portions of Hrithik Roshan's superhero movie. Rekha who had played Hrithik's mother and grandmother in Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish respectively, appeared in the flashback scenes.
Amitabh Bachchan was one of the leads in the film, apart from Dhanush. Rekha played herself in a cameo, though she didn't share a single scene with Big B in the film.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha had a cute and hilarious cameo in this Sai Paranjpe film.
Again, these two actors had special appearances in this film, whose lead was Jagdeep. Dharmendra also had a cameo in the film.
Both Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan had cameos in the same song, 'Sapne Mein Dekha Sapna', in the Amol Palekar starrer.
Did we miss out on any more such movies? Share your observations in the comments section below. Also dear Rekhaji, Many Many Happy Returns of the Day!