At a recent event, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rekha were spotted bonding with each other. The occasion was the 100th birth anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi. The who is who of Bollywood marked their attendance at the event. While Aishwarya looked drop dead gorgeous in a white and golden suit, Rekha looked ethereal in a white silk saree. The two divas shared a warm hug and the video is going viral on the internet. Check it out for yourself-
Rekha has always shared a strong bond with Aishwarya. Earlier last year, she also penned down an emotional letter for Aishwarya when she completed two decades in the Bollywood, calling her ‘Phoenix’.
Rekha wrote, “My Ash, A woman like you who is in harmony with her spirit is like a flowing river, never stagnant. She goes where she wants to without pretence; and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. People may forget what you said, they may also forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel. You are a living example that courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently! Your deep strength and pure energy introduce you even before you speak! The worst thing you did was to be present with the ‘present’ with gratitude. You pursued the things you loved doing, and then did them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you! You on your own are enough with nothing to prove to anyone. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. You’ve come a long way, baby. Having endured many hurdles, like the phoenix you rise! And I cannot pen down in words how proud I am of that little ‘cool’ moon-faced girl who took my breath away the very instant I first laid my eyes on her. You always gave better than the best to all the roles you were bestowed with but my most cherished character of yours is the role of the complete ‘Amma’ that you are, to the little bundle of pure joy called Aaradhya. Keep loving and spreading your magic. Two decades of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- wow! Aashirwads and duas I wish for you more goodness and blessings; much more than your heart can contain! Love you. Jeete raho. Rekha Maa”
It is to be noted that a few decades back, there were strong rumors about a romance brewing between Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya’s father in law. Rekha also admitted on Simi Grewal show that she was in love with Amitabh saying, “Absolutely! Duh, that’s a dumb question!” And then went on to generalize that statement, “I’m yet to come across a man, woman, child, who can’t help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately and especially, hopelessly, in love with him. So why should I be singled out?”
She then went on to say, “You want to know the truth? There was never a personal connection with him. That’s the truth. What do I deny? I’m not in love with him? Of course I am. Duniya bhar ka love aap le lijiyega and add some more I feel that for that person. Bottomline.”