When Rekha was called ‘A Man Eater Woman’ after her Husband’s suicide
When Rekha was called ‘A Man Eater Woman’  after her Husband’s suicide

Rekha is one of the popular actresses in Bollywood. Her real name is Bhanurekha Ganesan, Rekha started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Telugu film Rangula Ratnam, though her film debut as a lead happened four years later with Sawan Bhadon. The actress after which worked in various film. The actress remains in controversy over her career span. From her marriages to love affairs everything that time became headlines. After her husband's died the actress was called a witch not only by her in-laws but also by Bollywood celebrities.

Rekha’s husband, Mukesh Aggarwal, hanged himself to the ceiling fan of his room with his wife’s dupatta on October 2, 1990. Later what the actress had to face a tale of pain and suffering. People all across the country started hating her and shaming her as a cold-hearted man-eater.

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Her Mother in law said, “Woh daayan mere bete ko kha gayi. Bhagwan use kabhi maaf nahi karega.” Mukesh Aggarwal’s brother Anil Gupta said, “My brother loved Rekha truly. For him, love was a do or die attempt. He could not tolerate what she was doing to him. Now, what does she want? Does she want our money?”

Subhash Ghai

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai said “Rekha has put such a blot on the face of the film industry that it’ll be difficult to wash it away easily. I think after this, any respectable family will think twice before accepting any actress as their bahoo. It’’s going to be tough, even professionally, for her. No conscientious director will work with her ever again. How will the audience accept her as Bharat ki nari or insaf ki devi?”

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Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher said, “Rekha has become the national vamp. Professionally and personally, I think it’s curtains for her. I mean I don’t know how will I react to her if I come face to face with her.”

Rekha’s life was full of controversy the actress was also called ‘ A Man Eater Woman once’ but the actress continued living gracefully. She is one of the most popular actresses of her time. Who stand by her alone and fight with the circumstances and today the actress’s efforts were acknowledged by people inside and outside the industry.

On the career front, Rekha has acted in over 180 films in a career spanning over 40 years. Throughout her career, she has often played strong female characters and, apart from mainstream cinema, appeared in parallel cinema also. She has won three Filmfare Awards, two for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress, for her roles in Khubsoorat (1980), Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996).

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