Veteran actress Rekha is all set to return to the stage after 20 years at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event to be held from June 22 to 24. The announcement was made by actor Varun Dhawan at the press conference of IIFA last night. He stated that Rekha’s performance is going to be the highlight of the ceremony.
"For me, it is going to be such a big highlight to see her (Rekha) perform live. I know a little bit of her act and to see that live is going to be a huge thing," Dhawan said as he invited Rekha on stage.
Asked which songs she would be performing on, the veteran actor said, "I have a second name- mystery. If I tell you now, then what's the point?"
Apart from Rekha's special act, IIFA will witness performances by several Bollywood stars including Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon and Iulia Vantur.
The main ceremony will be hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh.
The celebrations will kickstart with 'IIFA Rocks' and will have a special medley by music director Pritam along with Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara
Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha.
Actor Anupam Kher will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at IIFA 2018. The actor will be honoured for his immense contribution to the field of cinema in his career spanning over thirty years.
The IIFA nominations for the year were announced last month and Vidya Balan's film Tumhari Sulu fetched the highest number of nominations followed by Rajkummar Rao's Newton. The much-awaited IIFA Awards will be held from June 22 to 24 in Bangkok.
(With PTI Inputs)