Some of today’s superstars in Bollywood have come a long way in the industry. These stars entered the industry as small children, as child artists but have risen to bring great fame not only to themselves but also got fame to bow to Bollywood’s advance in the national and internation
Rekha sidelined due to Jaya
They have never come together on screen after Yash Chopra's Silsila in 1981. And left to themselves, they avoid each other like the plague. However, the love of lensman Gautam Rajadhyaksha brought Jaya Bachchan and Rekha face to face at the book release function on Friday night. Aur phir kya? Hell broke loose! It was a packed hall, the dignitaries included theatre-literary stalwart Vijaya Mehta, singing sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, Hema Malini, Padmini Kolhapure and Kajol. But honestly, did anyone care? The media was doing its own number. The first disappointment for the media was a change in the order. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was to release the book with Lata. However, he was replaced at the nth hour by his eminent wife. And the media, which usually has a field day focussing on Rekha everytime the Big B is in the same vicinity, had an equally charged time capturing the diva's expressions whenever Jaya spoke. The evening had all the ingredients for a masala movie. Lata, Hema and Jaya sat on one side, while Rekha maintained a safe distance for most part of the evening seated on the opposite side with her faithful companion Farzana. When the other dignitaries were invited on the podium, Rekha who has been a very staunch Gautam supporter was left sittingin the audience. The concerned parties may have had their reasons, but it looked odd because juniors like Kajol and Padmini were invited on the stage. Obviously the stage wasn't big enough for Jaya and ...