Aishwarya Rai Bachchan calls Rekha 'maa'

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has shocked many when the diva referred to veteran actress Rekha as ‘maa’ while receiving an award from her.

Aishwarya who made a comeback to films after five years with ‘Jazbaa’ in October last year, was presented with the Power-packed Performer of the Year award at the recently concluded Sansui Stardust Awards, 2016. The gorgeous Rekha was called on stage to give away the award.

As Aishwarya received the award from Rekha’s hands, she remarked, "It's great to receive it from maa." To this, Rekha replied, "I hope I can come and present this to you for many more years." All eyes turned to Amitab Bachchan who was sitting in the audience with Aishwarya.

This statement by the daughter-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan brought back to the minds Big B’s and Rekha’s famous affair. The ‘Silsila’ actors were also rumoured to be in a steady relationship. Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Jaya Bachchan and Rekha too are not on good terms for the same reason. However, Both Jaya and Rekha were spotted hugging each other at the same awards function.

Aishwarya has always considered Rekha her inspiration since the beginning of her acting career. It is also believed that the veteran actress sees an image of herself in Aishwarya and considers the former Miss World as her daughter. Likewise, Aishwarya also regards Rekha as ‘maa’(mother).

The awards ceremony was telecast on Colors channel on Sunday, January 10.