Here's the truth behind Rekha and Sanjay Dutt's marriage rumours

Sushmita Sen
Sanjay Dutt, Rekha

Sanjay Dutt and Rekha became the talk of the town on Sunday afternoon thanks to Yasser Usman's book Rekha – The Untold Story, in which Rekha and Sanjay Dutt's marriage has reportedly been mentioned. However, the writer has now cleared the air.

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As the news started breaking the internet, many publications referred to the writer's book as the source of the news. But when Hindustan Times asked Usman about the same, he refuted the reports saying: "This is wrong. Nothing of this sort has been mentioned in my book. People don't read properly."

He went ahead and narrated the story in the book and 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."

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The writer further added that there wasn't any marriage and the whole thing grabbed attention because Sanjay spoke about it. It looks like past affairs don't really stop haunting people and similarly, Rekha and Sanjay too courted controversy yesterday.

In fact, the reports suggested that Sanjay's father Sunil Dutt got to know about them and thus forced his son to marry Richa Sharma. Also, it was being said that Rekha puts sindoor for Sanjay. However, all these are merely rumours.

Meanwhile, this is what Usman's book really says.

 "During these years a succession of names came to be associated with her: Shailendra Singh, Kamal Haasan, producer Rajeev Kumar, even Sanjay Dutt. One fine day, out of the blue, came the news of her marriage with Sanjay Dutt. An unfair rumour, because she was sincerely helping him recover from a rough patch. And the release of their film, Zameen Aasman, gained from the rumour. Sanjay Dutt had to actually issue a formal denial of their rumoured marriage."

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