Oh Yes! You heard it right. And we certainly are not pulling a fast one here. In what can be called a ‘rarest of the rare’ moment, Amitabh Bachchan spoke about none other than the legendary Rekha, addressed her as a luminary of the film industry and also expressed his desire to team up with the actress again on screen. And all this happened at a very public press conference in a packed single screen theater during the trailer launch of Shamitabh.
Shamitabh will see the golden pair acting in the same movie after almost three decades. While director R.Balki has certainly pulled a casting coup of sorts, there is also some bad news. Amitabh and Rekha will not exactly be sharing screen space together in the movie. Rekha has scenes only with Dhanush and not with Amitabh.
Confirming the same was the Shahenshah himself who told Tellychakkar.com, “"We don't actually come together. It’s part of the sequence. When you see the film, you will understand how it's portrayed. But, yes it’s always great and welcome to have such great luminaries in the film,"
Amitabh and Rekha continue to remain one of the most celebrated onscreen couples in Bollywoo having delivered many hits together in past. Unfortunately, rumours of an alleged affair played spoilsport putting an end to their on-screen union after Silsila in 1981. The duo were also not on talking terms for all these years and seldom used to acknowledge each other at public events whenever they came face-to-face. However, the ice was recently broken at an awards function last year where both Bachchan and his wife Jaya greeted Rekha who too reciprocated with equal warmth. Now with things having returned back to normalcy, it looks like Big B too is ready to renew his famous onscreen pairing with Rekha.
When we asked Amitabh about the possibility of working together with Rekha in a film in future, the superstar was quite forthcoming, frank and jovial in his views. “Balki keeps threatening me that he wants to design a film with us ( Amitabh & Rekha). But let me see if somebody else has a story that is appropriate, then yes why not!”
Well, we hope producers and directors are listening. An Amitabh-Rekha movie could well end up becoming the greatest ever money-spinner in Bollywood.