Fans often hero-worship stars but have you ever heard of a star hero worshipping someone? That's exactly what Amitabh Bachchan did once for the legendary actor Waheeda Rehman, whom he considers his idol. The actor was speaking on the set of the Sony TV show Superstar Singer, with Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh.
"The first time I got an opportunity to work with her (was) in the movie Reshma Aur Shera. During the shoot, there was a sequence where Sunil Dutt and Waheeda ji had to sit bare feet in the desert, where it was impossible to stand in the sand with our shoes, because of the high temperature. I was so worried about how Waheeda ji was managing to shoot in such an extreme conditions, and too without footwear. So, as soon as the director announced a break, without wasting time, I took Waheeda ji's juttis and ran towards her. I can't even express how special the moment is to me," said Bachchan, about Waheeda Rehman, with whom he later worked with in films such as Trishul, Adalat, and Namak Halaal.
Bachchan revealed that he considers Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman his two idols in life. "I have two idols in my life -- Dilip Kumar ji and Waheeda Rehman. Waheeda Rehman has always been the most beautiful women to me till date. She is not only a great actor but also a great human being by her nature. For me Waheeda ji is a perfect example of the Indian woman. Waheeda ji has given huge and incredible contribution to our Bollywood Industry which cannot be expressed through words," he said.
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