Rekha: The Untold Story is the second book by Yaseer Usman the famous journalist, documentarian, television producer and coveted biographer. His first one was Rajesh Khanna: The Untold Story of India’s First Superstar which was the national bestseller.
He has written about the life and times of popular Bollywood stars of yesteryears. This book takes us through Rekha’s immensely emotional story, back to her childhood till date portraying the different side of Rekha, the woman behind the enigma ! It provides an interesting insights to her life.
He has got the details by talking to Rekha’s co-stars, directors, family members, close friends, even her hairdressers and makeup men, the people who knew her best and narrated stories about the real Rekha. He also went through massive secondary research in terms of archival interviews thus providing a never-seen-before picture of Rekha to the readers.
The author feels normally any information on Rekha is always as her association with Amitabh Bachchan or her glamorous ‘diva’ image. The media has at all major Bollywood award functions, focussed the cameras cut to Rekha when Amitabh Bachchan is on stage, and vice versa. The fact that she is an award-winning actress in her own right always takes a backseat. This book provides a balanced version of her as a person and as an actress and her epic journey into Bollywood.