The stars of Bollywood and cricket are often associated, so the two industries go hand in hand. Several Bollywood actresses have previously married cricketers. However, not all Bollywood cricket love story has a happy ending. The story of superstar Rekha and former Pakistan captain Imran Khan is one such example.
Imran is regarded as one of the best cricketers of all time. In the 1990s, though, the ace all-rounder was still known for his good looks and charisma. He was connected to a number of well-known and unknown ladies, but his affair with Rekha was widely publicized. In reality, there were rumours that Imran was planning to marry the Indian actress. The actress’s mother, according to a throwback article written in the Star, also approved of their relationship.
According to the study, Rekha’s mother sought advice from an astrologer about their relationship’s future. Imran also visited India and met with Rekha in Mumbai, where they spent some quality time together. During that time, the two were often seen enjoying each other’s company. Imran and Rekha were also seen at nightclubs and on the beach together.
Imran and Rekha were very close to each other and “that they loved each other deeply and passionately,” according to those who witnessed their relationship evolve. Other Bollywood stars related to Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning captain include Shabana Azmi and Zeenat Aman. Imran Khan returned to politics after his retirement and was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2018 after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won elections.
Imran was quoted in the throwback post about his feelings about dating actresses. Imran had said, “The company of actresses is good for a short period. I enjoy their company for some time and then move ahead. I cannot even think of marrying a movie actress.”