After almost 20 years, once again Bollywood beauty Queen Rekha took the stage and danced to the Salaam-e-ishq, Pyar kiya to darna kya from Mughal-E-Azam and Thare Rahiyo from Pakeezah. Several Bollywood stars like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan went on stage to do an encore of ‘Salam-E-Ishq’ with her.
Rekha left everyone smitten here with her grand finale performance at the 19th edition of IIFA here (Bangkok) on Sunday night. Rekha received a standing ovation from her fans.
Rekha, 63, looked very beautiful in a powder pink Anarkali bedazzled with silver zari work outfit. She performed live on stage after two decades, and won million of hearts with her wonderful performance.After Rekha finished with her 20 minutes performance, the celebrities and audiences were left asking for more.
Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh hosted the 19th edition of the International Indian Films Academy (IIFA Awards) Weekends and Awards.
Rekha is the daughter of Kollywood star Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli. Gemini Ganesan was one among the “three biggest names of Tamil cinema”, the other two being M. G. Ramachandran (MGR) and Sivaji Ganesan.
Gemini Ganesan made his debut with Miss Malini in 1947, but was noticed only after his villainous performance in Thai Ullam which was released in 1953. Gemini Ganesan had seven daughter and one son. Rekha is one of them. Rekha was born in Madras on 10th October 1954 and her father Gemini Ganesan did not acknowledge his paternity during her childhood. Earlier at the peak of her career, Rekha told a magazine interviewer that her father Gemini Ganesan’s neglect still rankled and that she had ignored his efforts at reconciliation
This year IIFA Awards this year was special for reasons more than one. The gala event raised awareness about gender equality, women’s empowerment, and plastic pollution.