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Rekha is far ahead of Mallika Sherawat!

October 08, 2004 12:19 IST

Govind MenonRekha's latest director, Govind Menon, speaks about the irrepressible Rekha, and working with her in Bachke Rehna Re Baba.

Rekha turning 50?

I don't believe it! She looks nowhere near it!

Working with her is very stimulating.

If you look at her body of work, there is no denying she's definitely one of the greats. In our cinema, there are very few who have that charisma. She has tremendous screen presence, and is extremely dedicated when it comes to work.

In Bachke Rehna Re Baba, she plays Mallika Sherawat's mausi.

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What was interesting was this song with Mallika and Rekha together. While song picturisations are not something I enjoy, this was really cool.

It was a fun song and dance, where two women from different generations dance together. It was amazing because of the way she kept up with -- and was often far ahead of -- Mallika.

That's the simple truth. She was more energetic than the younger girl. She really enjoyed it.

There is a scene where she does yoga, and boy! Is she amazing! She can really do those contortions and splits!

Her body is so flexible that she could put both her feet at the back of her neck -- really fascinating! She's just unbelievable!

Lata Khubchandani