Amitabh Bachchan Says That He Considers Waheeda Rehman His Idol

Shubanka Sridhar , 06 Sep 2019
Amitabh Bachchan and Waheeda Rehman (Source: Instagram | @amitabhbachchan)
Amitabh Bachchan and Waheeda Rehman (Source: Instagram | @amitabhbachchan)

Amitabh Bachchan is one superstar whom millions of people look up to and idolise. It’s always nice to know that even he has someone he looks up to. Amit Ji was at a reality show recently and revealed that he has always idolised yesteryear actors Waheeda Rehman and Dilip Kumar.

Mr Bachchan was on the sets of the reality show Superstar Singer along with actresses Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh. According to an IANS article, Big B even shared a very memorable incident from the sets of the 1971 film Reshma Aur Shera, where Waheeda Rehman and Sunil Dutt were playing the lead, and he was playing a supporting character.

Here’s what he said:

The first time I got an opportunity to work with her was in the movie Reshma Aur Shera. During the shoot, there was a sequence where Sunil Dutt and Waheeda ji had to sit bare feet in the desert, where it was impossible to stand in the sand with our shoes, because of the high temperature. I was so worried about how she was managing to shoot in such an extreme conditions and too without footwear. So, as soon as the director announced a break, without wasting time, I took Waheeda ji’s juttis and ran towards her. I can’t even express how special the moment is to me.

Speaking about how he considers Waheeda Rehman as the most beautiful woman to date, he praised her for her invaluable contribution to the Bollywood Industry. He also revealed a very interesting fact about their bond.

He shared:

She has worked with three members of our family and has played the role of mother with all three of us. In Phagun (1973), she played a mother to my wife (Jaya Bachchan). She was Abhishek‘s mother in Om Jai Jagadish (2002) and she worked with me in Trishul(1978).

Replying to this, Waheeda Ji said:

It feels happy and ajeeb at the same time. If it continues this way, perhaps I will play mother or grandmother to Abhishek’s kids someday!

Amit Ji and Waheeda Ji have acted together in the films like TrishulAdalat, and Namak Halaal, and were last seen in the 2009 film Delhi 6. 

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