The legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, while speaking of the set of the show Superstar Singer featuring Waheeda Rehman, revealed the names of the two thespians who've been idols in his life. The actor stated that he has only two idols in his life, Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman. The latter, the actor said, is the most beautiful woman as far as he is concerned. During the course of the show, he said that the first time he 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 had to sit barefoot in the desert, and it was impossible to stand in the sand without their shoes because of the high temperature. The Don actor said that he was very worried about how Waheeda was managing to shoot in such extreme conditions, that too without footwear. So as soon as the director announced a break, without wasting time, Amitabh took Waheeda's shoes and ran towards her.
For Amitabh, Waheeda Rehman is not only a great actor but also a great human being: a perfect example of the Indian woman. Waheeda, he says, has given a huge and incredible contribution to the Bollywood industry, which the actor feels cannot be expressed through words. During the live video call with the actresses, Bachchan also revealed the interesting fact that Waheeda Rehman has played a mother to him, his wife Jaya Bachchan, and his son Abhishek Bachchan in three different films.
In Phagun (1973), Rehman played a mother to Amitabh's wife Jaya Bachchan. She was Abhishek's mother in Om Jai Jagadish (2002). She worked with Bachchan in Trishul (1978). Waheeda Rehman laughed her heart out when this was pointed out to her. She said that, upon hearing this, she felt happy and weird at the same time and if things are to continue this way, she will perhaps play mother or grandmother to Abhishek's kids someday.
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