I wanted to do two different posts on Rekha and Amitji but then decided to make it a Birthday Post. A tribute to two of my favorite Bollywood star icons of all times.
Rekha’s birthday falls on 10th and Amit ji’s on 11th ( Yes he shares his DOB with Me 😀 ).
Rekha turned 56 yesterday and Amitji turned 68 today.
I wish them health , happiness and joy.
Rekha has been one of my favorites because of her remarkable talent and beauty. For me she is the ultimate diva. I loved her simple girl next door look and brilliant performance in Khoobsoorat .
42 years of her reign in Bollywood were simply magical. I loved Silsila, Umrao Jaan , Utsav, zubaida and her mesmerizing guest performance in Parinita .The song ‘Kaisi paheli zindagaani’ had such a nostalgic feel and was, at the same time, so sensuous. The way Rekha carried herself in the song can only be done by an actress of her calibre. She is a perfect blend of beauty, glamour and talent.
I loved her in Umrao Jaan and thought that her performance matched that of Legendary Meena Kumari in Pakeeza . She looked gorgeous in the movie and acted so well. Here is my favorite song from the movie
So many memorable performances and portrayal of different and varied characters shows the range of her acting.
I find her ageless as far as Beauty goes. At 56 she still looks so ravishing. I would call the true face of Indian Beauty and grace.
What can I say about Amitji . He is a star icon and a legend. I loved his early performances in Chupke Chupke, Mili, Abhiman, Anand and then the famous Deewar , silsila, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, Zanjeer, Sholey, Chash- e- baddoor, Agnipath and not to forget Satte pe Satta 😀 .. the list is endless.
The Rekha – Amitabh love saga was eternal. I always called them the perfect couple that never was. 🙂
They looked great together and their on-screen chemistry was electric.
I won’t call Amitabh a great actor but a great performer.
This song from Silsila remains my all time favorite . The lyrics are awesome.
The Hrishi Da – Amitabh association gave many great films. Together they changed the face of Indian cinema.
Here are some of my favorite songs of Amitji
A wonderful song from Abhiman.
I love this evergreen song from kabhi kabhi . The poem Amitji recites is awesome
Ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaaon mein
Guzarne paati to shaadaab ho bhi sakti thi
Yeh tiraagi jo mere zist ka muqaddar hai
Teri nazar ki shuaon mein kho bhi sakti thi
Ajab na thaa ki main begana-e-alam reh kara
Tere jamaal ki ranaiyon mein kho rehta
Tera gudhdaaz badan, teri nimabaz aankhen
Inhin hasin fasano mein main ho rehta
Pukaratin mujhe jab talkhiyan zamane ki
Tere labon se halavat ke ghunt pe leta
Today I celebrated my birthday and I would like to thank all my virtual friends for their love and good wishes. The virtual family is my extended family and it really made me warm all over to know that somewhere somebody thought of me and prayed for my well being.
A big hug and love to everyone who took some time out to share the joy of this day with me.
Ones again Birthday wishes to both my Bollywood favorites.
Cheers! God Bless.
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