Silsila: ‘Silsila’ of working with Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha was broken 41 years ago, read interesting anecdote

41 Years of Silsila: There is still curiosity among cinema lovers about Amitabh Bachchan’s Rekha. The two film stars worked together, romanced but never spoke publicly. If there is Amitabh and Rekha in any function, then everyone’s eyes are still on them. Both of them last worked in Yash Chopra’s directorial film ‘Silsila’. Directed by Yash Chopra, this film was released on 14 August 1981. Yash Chopra was considered a film director who had mastered in making films that caught the pulse of time and audience. Amitabh Bachchan did something similar in the film ‘Silsila’ with legendary stars like Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Shashi Kapoor. Let us tell you an interesting anecdote related to the film.

It has been 41 years since the release of the film ‘Silsila’ but the story and the songs of the film seem as if it was released only yesterday. Whenever the pair of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha appeared on the screen, the audience gave a lot of love. It was considered a superhit pair at one time, but after ‘Silsila’, the pair never came together. Be it the songs of the film ‘Silsila’ or the filming or the story, it seems that only for Amitabh and Rekha’s half-complete love story. was written. Even today, many stories about Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha are heard in the corridors of Bollywood. Even after so many years, many stories are not clear.

Earlier Rekha-Jaya was not there in ‘Silsila’
Making a film with Amitabh with Rekha and Jaya Bachchan would not have been easy even for the director. The film ‘Silsila’ was in discussion because of the lead role actor-actress more than its story and remains so today. was getting hit. Yash Chopra decided to repeat the pair in his film and signed another actress, Smita Patil. But Amitabh told Yash Chopra that it would be better if Rekha and Jaya were cast instead of Parveen and Smita, Yash also agreed to Amitabh. According to the experts, the shooting of the film had already started. Both Parveen and Smita got angry with this decision taken in between.

The tales of Amitabh-Rekha affair bothered Jaya
Yash Chopra took a big risk and cast Jaya Bachchan and Rekha but also took a promise from both that there should not be any problem during the shooting of the film. Still, it was not easy for Yash Chopra to shoot a film with Jaya and Rekha. The flame of fire burning in the hearts of both of them regarding Amitabh was felt on the set. While Yash Chopra used to be under a lot of stress during the making of Silsila, it was no less difficult time for Amitabh Bachchan. When the shooting of this film was going on, there was a lot of gossip about Amitabh-Rekha’s affair while he was married to Jaya. Thankfully, there was no social media like today’s era.

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Rekha-Amitabh’s work cycle broke with ‘Silsila’
When ‘Silsila’ was released, it could not do anything special at the box office, but later it became such a hit that this film is still considered a memorable film of Amitabh-Rekha. It was only after this film that Amitabh and Rekha never came together on the silver screen. The love between Rekha and Amitabh in the songs ‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum Yun Hi Saath Chalte Chalte’ or ‘Rang Barse Bhege Chunar Wali’ among the classic films of Bollywood. One can feel the full chemistry. In that period, if the news of their closeness is published, there is a lot of discussion too. It is said that there was a lot of turmoil between Amitabh and Jaya’s married life, and the break of this turmoil was that both of them did not work together in any film again.

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