Throwback to Rekha’s rage on not being invited at Jaya Bachchan’s wedding even when they shared the same building
Rekha fondly called Jaya ‘Didibai’
Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, and Rekha are three such personalities that are usually mentioned together in the same tale. Even though Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha parted their ways years ago, there was a period when every cinema magazine and newspaper page was loaded with tales about Amitabh-love Rekha’s story and Jaya Bachchan’s rage.
Today, we’ll share a similar tale about Rekha and Jaya Bachchan, rather than Amitabh and Rekha. It is about the time when Rekha was unable to attend Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan’s wedding, despite her desire, because Jaya Bachchan chose not to invite Rekha to her marriage despite living in the same building.
And, irritated by Jaya Bachchan’s disrespectful behaviour, Rekha expressed her rage in her interview later.
This incident goes back to the early 1970s. Rekha was attempting to make a name for herself in Hindi films and purchased a house on the banks of Mumbai’s Juhu Beach in 1972. Jaya Bachchan had an apartment in the very same building as well.
Rekha and Jaya met regularly because they shared a building. Their acquaintance developed into friendship over time. In fact, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan initially met at Jaya’s apartment only.
Jaya Bachchan used to advise Rekha like an older sister back then. As a result, Rekha fondly referred to her as ‘Didibai.’
However, their friendship was strained when Jaya Bhaduri married Amitabh Bachchan on June 3, 1973. And she didn’t even call Rekha to her wedding. Jaya Bachchan’s disrespectful actions had badly damaged Rekha’s emotions. Rekha afterwards voiced her resentment in an interview.
Rekha said that she felt they had a special friendship but it was only later that she realized Jaya behaves same with everyone. Rekha further said that Jaya is very dominating and that too till the time she wants to yield benefits.
This bitterness between the two actresses increased even further when the rumours of Rekha and Amitabh sparked!