Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years
Younger stars show their love, respect and awe for veteran actor Rekha on stage after her performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards.
Younger stars show their love, respect and awe for veteran actor Rekha on stage after her performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards.(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years

On 24 June, veteran actor Rekha delivered an unforgettable dance performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards, stepping onto the stage after two entire decades.

Veteran actor Rekha set the stage on fire at the 2018 IIFA Awards.
Veteran actor Rekha set the stage on fire at the 2018 IIFA Awards.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

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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.

Younger Bollwood stars joined Rekha on stage at the end of her performance.
Younger Bollwood stars joined Rekha on stage at the end of her performance.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

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”.

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.

Here’s look at the complete winners’ list of IIFA Awards 2018 below:

Best Film: Tumhari Sulu

Best Director: Saket Chaudhary – Hindi Medium

Best Actor (Female): Sridevi – Mom

Best Actor (Male): Irrfan Khan – Hindi Medium

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female): Meher Vij – Secret Superstar

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male): Nawazzuddin Siddiqui – Mom

Best Story: Amit V Masurkar – Newton

Best Music Direction: Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva – Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Best Background Score: Pritam – Jagga Jasoos

Best Screenplay: Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain – Bareilly Ki Barfi

Best Dialogues: Hitesh Kewalya – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Best Choreography: Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani, Galti Se Mistake (Jagga Jasoos)

Best Cinematography: Marcin Laskawiec, Usc – Tiger Zinda Hai

Best Editing: Shweta Venkat Mathew – Newton

Best Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir – Mere Rashke Qamar (Baadshaho)

Best Playback Singer (Female): Meghna Mishra – Main Kaun Hoon (Secret Superstar)

Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh – Hawayein (Jab Harry Met Sejal)

Best Sound Design: Dileep Subramaniam and Ganesh Gangadharan (YRF Studios) – Tiger Zinda Hai

Best Special Effects: NY VFXWala (Prasad Vasant Sutar) – Jagga Jasoos

Best Style Icon of the Year: Kriti Sanon

Best Debut Director: Konkona Sensharma

Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema: Anupam Kher

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