IIFA 2018: Rekha to perform on stage after 20 years
Veteran star Rekha is all set to perform on stage after 20 years at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event. At the press conference of IIFA in Mumbai last night, actor Varun Dhawan made the announcement. The 19th edition of NEXA IIFA awards will be held at Siam Niramit Theatre, Bangkok, from June 22 to 24. Here's more.
Mystery is my second name: Rekha
When asked which songs she would be performing on, Rekha said, "I have a second name - mystery. If I tell you now, then what's the point?"
Event to be hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh
Varun also said that Rekha's performance will be the "highlight" of the ceremony. Apart from the Padma Shri awardee's special act, IIFA will witness performances by several Bollywood stars and personalities, including Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, and Iulia Vantur. The main ceremony will be hosted by popular Bollywood producer Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh.
Seeing Rekha dance live is going to be huge: Varun
"For me, it is going to be such a big highlight to see her (Rekha) perform live. I know a little bit of her act and to see that live is going to be a huge thing," Varun said as he invited Rekha on stage.
The celebrations will kickstart with 'IIFA Rocks'
The celebrations will kickstart with '"IIFA Rocks" and will have a special medley by music director Pritam along with Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz, and Nikitha. "IIFA Rocks" will be hosted by "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" actor Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana. Actors Vaani Kapoor and Nushrat Bharucha will also perform at the event.