On 24 June, veteran actor Rekha delivered an unforgettable dance performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards, stepping onto the stage after two entire decades.
From Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya to Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan, veteran actor Rekha left everyone smitten with her grand finale performance at the 19th edition of IIFA here on Sunday night.
So, how did Bollywood respond to this this performance?
Younger stars like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor joined her on stage towards the end of her act. They all showed nothing but love, respect and awe for the senior actor.
Shortly after the performance, Varun Dhawan shared a picture on Instagram with Rekha and praised her performance.
Shraddha Kapoor too was absolutely floored.
“I have just watched the best performance of my life & possibly the best one 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.”Shraddha Kapoor
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male, from Rekha last night for his performance in Sridevi-starrer Mom, took to Twitter to congratulate Rekha. “U stole the show last night”, he wrote, calling her her a “Living Legend”.
It was once in a lifetime opportunity to work wid d first female superstar @SrideviBKapoor & I dedicate my award as a tribute to her.
Living Legend #Rekhaji u stole the show last night, it was an honour to get the award from u.@IIFA 2018 had d best atmosphere ever. pic.twitter.com/YRyaeas2Vo
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) June 25, 2018
Finally, director Anurag Kashyap also tweeted, “Rekha Ji performing on stage killed it .. totally #iifa2018.”
Clearly, Rekha’s dance performance left everybody speechless and spellbound.