Rekha showcases her regal aura in a stunning Vogue Arabia magazine shoot
Veteran actor Rekha, in a rare conversation, opened up about her career and thoughts on her craft. She posed for a magazine and her pictures are winning hearts on the internet. She revealed why she hasn't signed a full-length film since 2014 and acknowledged the luxury of choosing projects as per her preference.
Rekha collaborated with fashion designer Manish Malhotra, her go-to couturier, for the special project. We’re sure you have already stumbled upon Rekha’s photos in which she is seen posing in a heavily-embroidered long jacket teamed with Mughal-inspired headgear.
Another look curated for the magazine’s cover story depicts her flaunting an extravagant peacock-inspired headgear, cape and cuffs – mind you, from her own collection – depicting her innate passion for fashion and style. Of course, a traditional silk saree look is part of the shoot – the silhouette is a staple in her wardrobe and almost synonymous to her sartorial sense. The new shoot, however, doubled up as a reminder that Rekha’s fashion choices are not limited to six yards of elegance.
The effortless ease with which she posed in a striped pantsuit featuring billowing tulle sleeves and a velvet red gown draped to perfection announced her unmatched fashion prowess. Manish Malhotra styled all the looks and also lent several creations from his eponymous label for the shoot. As told by Rekha during the interview, the designer worked tirelessly like a “patient pujari (priest)” to craft her vision into clothes.
“What has given me the most joy is watching her excitement, which was at par with me. Long hours of conversation, spending time with her for costume fittings, a series of discussions and meetings. The pure love she has for fabrics, embroideries and colour, a passion that we both share deeply, it’s been extraordinarily inspiring. We have a mutual admiration for each other, which is one of the reasons we make such a good team,” he added.
One can always go back in time and witness Rekha’s unforgettable fashion moments. There are many. From her ethnic glory in Umrao Jaan to the camp-style appearances in Khoon Bhari Maang and the sexy-siren red gown in the song Kaisi Paheli Zindgani (Parineeta) are just a few examples. Her new shoot, executed in collaboration with Manish Malhotra, certainly adds to the list.