Rekha was honoured by IMPAA for her contribution to Bollywood at Hotel Time and Again on Friday, 26th September evening. She had come to attend the event in her usual dazzling self wearing one of her best sarees and leaving her hair open, fluttering many a male hearts even at this age.
The timeless beauty got an unwanted admirer, in the form of veteran filmmaker Saawan Kumar. Now Saawan who has worked with Rekha in over three films - Pyar Ki Jeet (1987), Souten Ki Beti (1989) and Mother (1999) was expecting that Rekha would acknowledge his presence and speak fondly to him but she did none of that.
Our source present at the event told us, "He kept trying his best to engage her in a conversation but she kept ignoring him royally even as the present press photographers kept clicking them both in this manner. The reason was unknown but perhaps he was insisting on making another film with her and she was not interested in talking about it anymore after saying no once."
Saawan Kumar who looked visibly hurt after this spurning left the function without speaking much to others. But before leaving he was overheard speaking to someone that he didn't expect such behaviour from Rekha especially after having had such a long healthy work relationship with her.