Rekha publicly hugs a shocked Jaya Bachchan!
Mumbai: Gorgeous Rekha, who has been in the blacklist of the Bachchans ever since her alleged affair with Amitabh Bachchan became public decades ago, stunned all by publicly hugging rival Jaya Bachchan at an event in Mumbai. It was a thrilling moment for the photogs, who instantly captured the ‘historic’ moment, when the two warring ladies came face to face and hugged each other.
According to reports, Rekha took the initiative and showed warmth towards Jaya, whose behavior remained cold towards her throughout the function.
The two-minute incident happened at the launch of Rajadhyksha`s Marathi coffee table book `Chehre` (Faces) here last night.
According to sources, Rekha approached Jaya while she was chatting with singer Asha Bhonsle and wished her. Catching Jaya unaware, she extended her arms towards her and hugged her warmly. But what shocked all was Jaya Bachchan’s cold reaction towards the actress; she just turned away from Rekha and resumed her chat with Asha Bhonsle.
Jaya Bachchan was hosting the event but she never requested Rekha, who was seen sitting secluded, to come on stage. She did not even mention her name while naming the leading ladies of Bollywood. Ironically, she mentioned the name of Padmini Kulhapure amongst good actresses of the past but Rekha was ignored throughout the event.
Film personalities Padmini Kolhapure, Hema Malini, Kajol, Sooraj Barjatya and Khayyam, among others, were present at the function.