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.
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”.
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