New Delhi: Bollywood fans will always remember the romantic pairs that sizzled on screen through the ages - whether it was Raj Kapoor-Nargis, Dilip Kumar-Madhubala, Dev Anand-Suraiya, Dharmendra-Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan-Reka.
However Big B's onscreen chemistry with Reka is still fresh in the minds of cine viewers, and numerous gossip columns thrive on such chemistry.
The Jodi of Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha has been counted among the evergreen onscreen Jodis of Bollywood.
As the world looks at grand celebrations on Big B's 70th birthday, Rekha had a quiet birthday a day ago.
Here down memory lane, we bring you some of the hottest scenes of the duo that sizzled on screen with their amazing body chemistry.
He was Bollywood's biggest star' married to his sweetheart. She was the sex symbol of her time. In the '80s' the Amitabh-Rekha romance became the biggest buzz in Bollywood.
'Do Anjaane', was the first film when the two stars were paired together. While Amitabh was delighted with his cool dialogue delivery, Rekha, as the innocent village girl, amused us all with her witty conversations.
Another box-office success, the Rekha-Big B starrer "Suhaag" became the highest earning film of 1979. Rekha played Basanti, a recalcitrant tawaif, in love with Amit.
'Muqadar ka Sinkandar' was Rekha & Amitabh's second blockbuster movie and the third biggest hit of decade after Sholay and Bobby. Rekha played a courtesan named Zohra.
A Shashi Kapoor-Amitabh starrer 'Imaan Dharam' movie about two petty criminals who decide to go straight, tanked at the box office, but, by all accounts, the Amitabh-Rekha love story was in full blossom.
Then came "Khoon Pasina", which washed away the box office blues for the on screen pair. Amitabh was the protagonist in the movie, while Rekha played a village belle in love with the hero.
In yet another rural setting, Amitabh played a villager turned dacoit and Rekha his rustic sweetheart. Whispers of the affair first started as they shot for this film.
According to reports, a jealous Big B came to fisticuffs with one of the crew who had gotten too close to Rekha.
Their off-screen relationship was similar to their onscreen persona and it even inspired Yash Chopra's Silsila' in which real-life characters played the reel roles.
Amitabh and Rekha have worked together in as many as ten films; the most-talked about film was obviously 'Silsila' because this was the only film in which Jaya, Amitabh and Rekha worked together in a romantic triangle.
Everyone was surprised to see Rekha and Jaya working together in this film.
It was "Silsila" where the duo worked together for the last time.