6th March, 2017
Many publications referred writer Yasser Usman’s book Rekha – The Untold Story as the source of the news.
The news obviously appeared shocking, also because the book was published last year and these stories should have made headlines at that time. Yasser Usman has finally spoken up regarding the story and has slammed it.
“This is wrong. Nothing of this sort has been mentioned in my book.
People don’t read properly,” he told Hindustan Times.
He narrates the incident quoted in his book “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.”
He added, “There wasn’t any marriage. This became big only because Dutt had to deny it officially.”
Incidentally, Sanjay Dutt’s name had also appeared in the recent biography on Rishi Kapoor in which he claims that Dutt once visited his house to beat him over his ‘affair’ with Tina Munim, only to realise that he was engaged to Neetu Singh.