Rekha is one of the most famous actresses in the Bollywood industry. She ruled the 70s and 80s with her beauty and presence and continues to do so. The legendary actress has left a remarkable mark in the industry. Rekha, even at the age of sixty-six, competes fiercely with upcoming actresses. The evergreen actress seems to be aging backwards as she continues to get beautiful every year. Rekha’s beauty, fashion and personality remain unmatched even to this day. But the cards weren’t always on his side. Rekha has had to go through a lot to get to where she is.
Rekha has starred in films such as Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972), Kahani Kismat Ki (1973) and Pran Jaye By Vachan Na Jaye (1974) which were hugely successful. But despite her talent, Rekha was in the news for all the wrong reasons. She has been criticized for her obesity and dark skin tone. Rekha once said, âI was called the ‘Ugly Duckling’ in Hindi movies because of my dark complexion and South Indian features. I used to feel deeply hurt when people compared me to the main heroines of the time and said that I was no match for them. I was determined to succeed out of sheer merit. “
Rekha has transformed from a so-called ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. But the change was not easy as it involved a restrictive diet, training, Rekha also had to resort to skin lightening treatments to improve her complexion. In an interview, Rekha revealed, âIt took me two and a half years to give up junk food and the chocolate habit and lose weight, then everything slowly changed. During this time the movie ‘Ghar’ came out and people saw my looks, my weight and my style that it all happened overnight, but it’s not true. It didn’t happen overnight, but it took two and a half years to change it.
Rekha’s transformation was one of the most epic transformations the industry has witnessed. The legendary actress had to give up and go through a lot to get to where she is today. Let us know what you think of Rekha’s transformation in the comments section.
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