Rakhee had gone to meet Gulzar to ask her permission to sign her next film.
Gulzar allegedly slapped Raakhee at the hotel in Kashmir which led to their divorce.
Gulzar, left an indelible mark in the hearts of music lovers with his unparalleled contribution to the film industry. His musical compositions are a feast for the ears, still reigning in our hearts today. Besides the songs, Gulzar’s relationship with Bollywood actress Raakhee also grabbed the limelight in the 1970s. Although the couple who were head over heels in love married in 1973, their married life did not last long. The talented actress separated from Gulzar in 1974. What triggered their separation was an incident involving actress Suchitra Sen and actor Sanjeev Kumar.
According to BollywoodShaadis.com, Gulzar was filming for the 1975 romance drama Aandhi at that time in the snowy landscapes of Kashmir. Raakhee also accompanied Gulzar for the filming. After the day’s filming, Aandhi’s cast and crew members held a nighttime meeting. Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kumar were also present. Sanjeev was apparently too drunk and when Suchitra tried to retire for the night, he stopped her.
Apparently, the Sholay actor grabbed Suchitra’s hand and refused to let her go even when the actress wanted to go to her room. Sanjeev Kumar’s action enraged the actress. It was then that Gulzar intervened to calm her down. He accompanied Suchitra Sen to her room at the hotel.
After the incident, Rakhee confronted Gulzar as she suspected an affair between her husband and Suchitra Sen, according to reports. Rakhee had gone to meet Gulzar to ask her permission to sign her next film. Although Gulzar tried to make his wife realize that was not the case, Raakhee continued to accuse her husband of having an affair and yell at him. In a fit of rage, Gulzar allegedly slapped Raakhee in the presence of hotel staff, who had then gathered at the premises, following the commotion.
Reports claim that Rakhee was heartbroken after the incident. Initially, Rakhee and Gulzar had agreed that after marriage she would stop working in films. However, after the fateful incident, Raakhee decided to challenge Gulzar and decided to sign up for movies. In 1974, Gulzar and Raakhee divorced.
She signed many films after her divorce. Raakhee began a new chapter in his life with the 1976 film Kabhi Kabhie, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.
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