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02-22-2010, 12:26 AM #1
Rekha: No show-stopping in Ahmedabad!
Tut-tut, we have been reprimanded by the gorgeous Rekha for yesterday’s newsy People page. It had an item, you remember, saying she was going to be walking the ramp in Ahmedabad for a Fashion Week today celebrating traditional textiles of Gujarat in the golden jubilee year of the state.
And, very magnanimously, the lovely Bollywood diva had agreed to come onto the catwalk for the only existing family of weavers from Patan doing the old double ikat Patole weave fabric still. Rekha, we had been told, was offered three sarees to choose from for her outing on the fashion ramp. And, the organiser of this Fashion Week had even gone on to say that Gujarat was blessed because only Rekha could do justice to the rich textile heritage of the state, etc., etc.
Not true at all, it turns out. There was no question of Rekha doing the show tonight because she hadn’t been approached by anybody to walk for any Fashion Week in Ahmedabad. She didn’t even know about the event so where was the question of her appearing as its showstopper, the actress added crossly! Yes, a million people left messages for her on her answering machine at home, but it was not possible for her to respond to all of them. And, therefore, it was most unprofessional of the organisers to spread this rumour, because now what would happen was that her fans would expect Rekha in Ahmedabad this evening, hot-stepping in a Patole saree and setting the ramp on fire. And, well, she wasn’t going to be there!