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At 63, Rekha outdoes herself as she performs at IIFA awards, watch videos

Rekha gave her first stage performance in several years at Sunday’s IIFA Awards in Bangkok, Thailand.

bollywood Updated: Jun 25, 2018 11:15 IST

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Rekha performs at IIFA Awards in Bangkok on Sunday.
Rekha performs at IIFA Awards in Bangkok on Sunday.(IIFA)

From Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya to Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan, veteran actor Rekha left everyone smitten here with her grand finale performance at the 19th edition of IIFA here on Sunday night. Known for her elegance and twinkle toes, Rekha, 63, looked stunning in a powder pink Anarkali bedazzled with silver zari work as she performed live on stage after two decades.

She brought alive the 1981 film Umrao Jaan as she swayed effortlessly on numbers like Dil Cheez Kya Hai and In Aankhon Ki Masti.

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She also danced on numbers from the 1960 film Mughal-E-Azam like Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and Thare Rahiyo from Pakeezah.

After the Khoobsoorat actor finished with her 20 minutes performance, the audience and celebrities were left asking for more.

Actors like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan went on stage to do an encore of Salam-E-Ishq with her.

After her performance, Rekha said that “after sharing stage space with these great actors today, I feel I have become a better actor and a better person”.

Held at the 2,000-seat Siam Niramit here, Rekha received a standing ovation from her fans.

Co-hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar, the 19th edition of the International Indian Films Academy (IIFA) Weekends and Awards saw a spectacular gala on Sunday.

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First Published: Jun 25, 2018 11:12 IST

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