Mumbai: Speculations were rife that Rekha is married to Sanjay Dutt and which is why she applies the vermillion (sindoor – a symbol of a married woman). The rumours have now been put to rest by the author of Rekha’s biography – ‘Rekha – The Untold Story’ – Yasser Usman.
Usman has rubbished rumours suggesting that Rekha applies the vermillion in Dutt’s name.
During an interview with Hindustan Times, Usman said, “This is wrong. Nothing of this sort has been mentioned in my book. People don’t read properly.”
While narrating the incident quoted in his book, Usman said, “Rekha and Sanjay Dutt were working in a film together, probably Zameen Aasmaan (1984). The rumours of their affair surfaced at that time. In fact, some went on to say that they got married. These rumours became so strong that Sanjay Dutt had to deny the allegations in a magazine. It was an official denial.”
“There wasn’t any marriage. This became big only because Dutt had to deny it officially,” added Usman.