Why Big B-Rekha Are Bollywood's Best On-screen Jodi

As the two actors celebrate their birthdays over the weekend, we look back at their most memorable scenes

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Why Big B-Rekha Are Bollywood's Best On-screen Jodi
Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha make for one of the most iconic jodis of Bollywood. The two have been paired opposite each other in more than 10 films and have redefined romance on the big screen.
With the actress celebrating her birthday today and Big B turning a year older tomorrow, it's the perfect time to revisit their unforgettable scenes over the years.

Do Anjaane (1976)
This was the first movie where the two were paired romantically opposite each other. Rekha plays an ambitious woman who deserts her husband (Amitabh) to become an onscreen diva. A hit at the box-office, the film first showcased their crackling chemistry. This scene is proof enough.

Alaap (1977)
It may not have been a blockbuster but is remembered till date for Big B and Rekha's performances. Even though the film essentially revolved around the father-son relationship, Bachchan and Rekha struck an emotional chord with their love story. Take a look at this sequence and you'll know what we're talking about.

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
As courtesan Zohra who is hopelessly in love with one of her clients Sikandar, Rekha captured the anguish of unrequited love beautifully. Even though the actress had a small role in the film, it was enough to prove that Bachchan and she create magic whenever they appear together on screen. This scene in particular endorses what we say.

Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
The movie revolves around a conman played by Amitabh while Rekha plays his love interest. The songs, which became chartbusters, displayed the budding romance between the two. Check this out.

Silsila (1981)
One of Yash Chopra's best movies, Silsila dealt with the tricky subject of finding love outside marriage. The casting of Amitabh, Jaya Bachchan and Rekha made it all the more intriguing as rumours of romance between the two were at its peak then. Take a look at one of the most powerful scenes from the film.

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