Bangkok: From ‘Salaam-e-Ishq Meri Jaan’ to ‘Thare Rahiyo O Baanke Yaar’, fans of Bollywood’s evergreen actress Rekha had a nostalgic time as the diva took to the stage after a long gap of 20 years to give a breathtaking performance at the 19th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards here on Sunday.
Despite being 63, the yesteryear actor grooved with the same ease and panache as she used to in her heydays as she performed to the Indian classics from 1970s films ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ and ‘Pakeezah’. Clad in soft gold and baby pink Anarkali suit along with heavy jewellery, Rekha’s performance received a standing ovation from the crowd. In the end, Rekha walked away while thanking all with a ‘namaste’.
Legendary actress Rekha has been an elusive diva for decades. She rarely shares much about her personal life and continues to remain a fascination among her fans, thanks to her secretive nature. Rekha’s signature bridal kanjeevaram and that striking sindoor is perhaps a homage to the one she loves and respects the most, Amitabh Bachchan. The two were rumoured to be having an affair at one point and she had always had the nicest things to say about him.