The enigmatic Rekha loves to let the world know about her legendary proximity to Amitabh Bachchan. Whether it actually existed or not, or what its duration was, is irrelevant to Rekha. In her mind they were always and still are a couple.
To prove this, Rekha did something on October 11, 2002—Mr B’s 60th birthday—that must have made even the lady herself cringe in hindsight.
Rekha gatecrashed into the Bachchan ‘s 60th birthday bash.
Uninvited she reached the venue at the Marriott in all her regalia, accompanied by her faithful shadow Farzana .Guests at the venue froze. Someone spotted her entering the lobby of the hotel . News spread like wildfire. And before she knew it, Rekha was being chased by a large bunch of press photographers , tv cameras and fans.
This is when she panicked. Impulsive and eager to be seen on this momentous occasion next to the man with whom she continued to share a relationship in her head,Rekha still had the presence of mind to know that being caught gatecrashing at the part of the highest-profile celebrity whom she was linked with, would not go down well with the birthday boy or his frowning family.
Rekha panicked. She ducked into the nearest washroom and stayed locked inside until the photographers and media persons left.
No one knows how long she stayed hidden . Maybe the whole evening .While the world celebrated the 60th birthday of India’s biggest star, the reputedly reclusive Rekha remained locked in the loo.
There is something inherently tragic about a love that ends but continues to stay alive in the mind of the person in love. Rekha must have realized it that evening.