Bollywood is blessed with many young super-talented actors and performers, but legendary actress Rekha outshines them all! She's not just a versatile actress, but also a fashion icon and her grace is matchless. And last night, we saw her set the stage on fire and we are still awed by her.
It was after a gap of 20 years that we got to see Rekha’s performance on IIFA stage and she totally made it worth the wait. With her expression-rich performance on songs like Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan, she took the audience back to her era and it was pure gold. She also danced on her hits such as In Aankhon Ki Masti and Dil Cheez Kya Hai. No wonder, the producers kept her performance under wraps and saved it for the end. The 63-year-old actress dazzled in a custom-made powder pink anaarkali with silver zari work from Manish Malhotra. When she was questioned by news agency PTI about her performance she was quoted saying, “I have a second name - mystery. If I tell you now, then what’s the point?”
Enjoy Rekha's graceful ada in these videos. P.S. don't skip those signature Amitabh Bachchan steps she's gracing the floor with.
After the scintillating performance, Rekha was joined on stage by many young actors including Ranbir Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan. Seeing this she said, “After sharing stage space with these great actors today, I feel I have become a better actor and a better person.” She added, “I have become a better actor and a better performer after the star dust has rubbed on me.” How humble is she?
After the performance, Dia Mirza shared a video of Rekha’s performance to Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan and wrote, “ Legend! Lucky to have witnessed Rekhaji’s perform live. No one can ever match her grace, poise and presence. Gob Smacked.”
Varun Dhawan posted a picture hugging Rekha with a caption, "REKHAaji showed everyone last night how actors are supposed to perform. An absolute honour to watch her live. @iifa#legend. Thank you for the inspiring words."
Shraddha Kapoor shared a picture of her with Rekha with the caption, “I have just watched the best performance of my life & possibly the best on I will ever see. When a shooting star decides to come down to earth & the entire audience is awestruck by her performance. Rekhaji, there are no words to describe how lucky we all are that we got to experience your magic right before our eyes. You all are in for the treat of a lifetime.”
We totally agree!
— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) June 25, 2018