Cabaret Flashback 1996: Get Steamy with Rekha
As we prep for our Desilicious Cabaret party on January 24th, we would like to honor all of the divas and cabaret heroines of the past and present. And, we’ll go back to the mid-90s and this previous post from January 2010 about the incredibly sexy (and campy/vampy) collaboration between Rekha and Akshay Kumar, also copied below:
Original Post Date: January 29, 2010
It’s time to go back to the 90s with this nearly forgotten gem of a video from “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, featuring a very sultry Rekha, looking gorgeous at 42, with a young and studly Akshay Kumar. The video features a very hot seduction scene between the two with Rekha-ji seducing the khiladi, both of whom are rolling around in what looks like cookie dough before rinsing off in a nearly transparent shower! For 1996, this video was definitely a little risque, even by Bollywood standards.
The track, “In the Night No Control”, is a twist on the Laura Branigan 80s hit, “No Control”. You can view the track below (forwarding it 43 seconds in) and will probably notice the intense chemistry between the two leads. The “rumor” is that Rekha seduced Akshay (or vice versa) and thus ended the engagement of Kumar and Raveena Tandon, his fiance at the time.
Of course, audiences were “shocked” then (and even now) that an older woman was seducing a younger man, although Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan and other male stars all get a free pass when they’re grinding on screen with starlets more than half their age. Forget about Madonna, Rekha is the ultimate cougar and she’s still looking as beautiful as ever, even 16 years later. And Akki? Well, we’re hoping he fires his agent (especially after a dismal 2009) and stops waxing his chest.
Posted: January 8th, 2015Tags: Bollywood Cabaret