Everyone will remember the movie ‘Khoobsurat’ released in 1980. This Rekha and Rakesh Roshan movie did a great box office job with its brilliant comedy. Actors like Ashok Kumar, Dina Pathak were also seen in the film. In 1981, where director Hrishikesh Mukherjee received the Filmfare Best Film Award for this film, Rekha won the Best Actress title. Well, you would be surprised to know that Rakesh Roshan refused to work with Rekha in this movie.
Rakesh Roshan also revealed the reason why he didn’t work with Rekha in the movie ‘Khoobsurat’. On the stage of ‘Indian Idol’, when asked by Himesh Reshammiya what was the reason why he refused to work in the movie ‘Khoobsurat’, Rakesh Roshan replied, ‘Rishi da called me at home. He was sitting on the bed with 3-4 dogs. At that time he was giving tea to his dogs. Seeing me, Guddu (Rakesh’s house name) said: I am starting a movie and you are the hero. I asked him who is the heroine, he said, Rekha … then my jaw dropped.
Rakesh Roshan further said: ‘He asked what happened. So I said maybe Rishi Da couldn’t make the movie. Rekha ji can refuse to work because I’m not a great actor. It’s happened to me before that big heroines refused to work with me. So before they refuse, I just refuse. On this, Rishi Da said that Guddu, whether he is in it or not, must be in the film. I’m glad to hear this. He felt better when Rishi da received a call in the night and said that. Guddu, you said so, when I told Rekha that the hero Guddu is Rakesh Roshan, he was glad to hear your name. In this way, Rekha ji supported me and then we became a family.
Along with the immense success of the beautiful film, the pairing of Rekha and Rakesh Roshan was also well received by the audience. Following this, his film ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ also turned out to be a huge hit. Rekha’s character was much loved in the film. Rekha was paired with Rakesh Roshan on the movie screen, the actress also worked with her son Hrithik Roshan in the film ‘Krrish’. Rekha played the role of Hrithik’s mother in this film.