Rekha: The g(u)ilt-free golden girl

She hasn’t earned a reputation for being Bollywood’s biggest diva for nothing. From friends who attended a fairly-recent awards function, we hear that Rekha played the part in style on the night in question. Apparently the glamorous veteran first requested not one but two cars to get her to the venue of the event and then, when she finally arrived at the site, she refused to alight from the car until escorted out by a senior event hand. All the while, UTV co-founder Zarina Mehta Screwvala waited patiently in a car stuck behind Rekha, as a handful of irate chauffeurs tried to honk their way forward. Unfazed by the traffic jam she had created, Rekha only exited the vehicle when a suited event executive ran up to the car to welcome her. And as she cleared security with a smile and stepped out on to the red carpet, Rekha made a strong statement: if ‘diva’ is a derivative of ‘divine,’ this prima donna ticks all the boxes. Wearing gold from head to toe, the acclaimed actress shone like a star and looked like a million dollars. But was her appearance alone worth the wait? When those who ended up waiting tell all, we’ll let you know.

Article by - Sonali Velinker Kamat

Picture credit - www.indiawest.com/

Rekha: The g(u)ilt-free golden girl

Sonali Velinker Kamat

She hasn’t earned a reputation for being Bollywood’s biggest diva for nothing. From friends who attended a fairly-recent awards function, we hear that Rekha played the part in style on the night in question. Apparently the glamorous veteran first requested not one but two cars to get her to the venue of the event and then, when she finally arrived at the site, she refused to alight from the car until escorted out by a senior event hand. All the while, UTV co-founder Zarina Mehta Screwvala waited patiently in a car stuck behind Rekha, as a handful of irate chauffeurs tried to honk their way forward. Unfazed by the traffic jam she had created, Rekha only exited the vehicle when a suited event executive ran up to the car to welcome her. And as she cleared security with a smile and stepped out on to the red carpet, Rekha made a strong statement: if ‘diva’ is a derivative of ‘divine,’ this prima donna ticks all the boxes. Wearing gold from head to toe, the acclaimed actress shone like a star and looked like a million dollars. But was her appearance alone worth the wait? When those who ended up waiting tell all, we’ll let you know.

Article by - Sonali Velinker Kamat

Picture credit - www.indiawest.com/

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