Amitabh Bachchan the legendary actor of Bollywood and international fame and Rekha, the woman who has an uncanny ability to reinvent herself, set the screen on fire in their heydays. Their alleged love affair has remained a rumor as both the actors never accepted it in public. Though, Rekha has mentioned her admiration for Big B at times, Amitabh Bachchan has remained silent over the issue. Keeping personal matters aside, there is no denying their on screen chemistry which enthralled movie goers to no end. Here is the list of 7 best movies starring Amitabh and Rekha together
Ganga Ki Saugandh, a revenge drama, was released in 1978. The movie is set in village where Amjad Khan, a tyrant Thakur rules it with an iron hand. Amitabh Bachchan a poor and naive young man who tries to defend his mother becomes a target of the Thakur finally becomes a dacoit to avenge his mother death. Rekha plays his lady love in the movie which had little to offer for female leads. Yet she shone along with lead actor for the time she shared with him on the screen.
Khoon Pasina is a Hindi Action Crime film released in 1977. It had Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rekha and Nirupa Roy in the lead roles. Though it had not any outstanding story, the film turned out to be another ‘blockbuster’ movie of Amitabh Bachchan. Rekha plays his love and later wife who tries to reform his criminal ways. She looked pretty in her traditional clothes in the movie.
Mr. Natwarlal is a action cum comedy film about a conman seeking revenge, released in 1979. The film had Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan in the lead roles. Rekha plays the role of Shanno, the love interest of Natwar in the film. Amitabh Bacchan shone in the comedy and romantic scenes in the movie together. They were lovely couple in the song, “Pardesia”, which was a great hit among their fans, besides the song sung by AB himself.
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Do Anjaane was a drama-thriller film released in 1976 and had Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Prem Chopra, Rekha portrayed the role of an ambitious woman who sacrifices her husband and family for being famous on screen. Amitabh played the role of the man who is cheated by both his wife and his best friend. The film was a hit at the box office and showcased the acting talents of both the lead actors.
Suhaag is a 1979 drama film from Bollywood starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, and Parveen Babi. The movie which had all the ingredients like action, comedy, romance, adventure, reunions of family and other masala was a superhit at the boxoffice. Rekha and Amitabh Bacchan as Amit and Basanti, were appealing as the on screen couple in the movie.
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Silsila is a romantic drama coming from none other than Yash Chopra. Silsila was the last film to feature Rekha with Amitabh Bachchan, putting an end to their popular pairing on screen and their rumored off-screen affair. Though an average hit at the box-office, the movie is considered one of the best love triangles to come from Bollywood. Rekha as Chandni and AB as Amit dazzled the screen with their romance in this film.