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Rani, Rekha bond in town

entertainment Updated: Apr 16, 2011 01:55 IST
Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times

Yesteryear diva Rekha, 56, known to be a very private person, made a rare appearance in the Capital on Thursday night.

The actor was greeted by modern-day diva Rani Mukerji, 33, who was also there to grace the asiaSpa India awards, held at The Claridges in Surajkund. The two were seen exchanging not just hugs and pleasantries, but also compliments. “Rani was in awe of Rekha’s beauty while Rekha couldn’t stop praising Rani for her work,” said a guest at the do.

The warmth between Rani, dressed in a red-and-gold bordered white sari, and Rekha, draped in her signature Kanjeevaram, was noteworthy. While Rani bowed and touched Rekha’s feet out of respect, the latter couldn’t help but hold Rani in a long embrace and shower her with kisses all over her face.

Rani was overheard saying how Rekha has set a ‘benchmark in beauty’, while the senior actor called Rani a ‘gorgeous, fabulous actor’.

Once the ceremony was over, Rani retired to her room in the hotel, but Rekha hurried to her car to avoid further attention from the camera flashes.