The photo of Rekha and Kabir Bedi together during the awards show has become iconic for fans of “Khoon Bhari Maang.”
Do you recall the infamous crocodile scene from the movie “Khoon Bhari Maang,” starring Rekha and Kabir Bedi? If you happen to come across Kabir Bedi’s most recent Instagram post, you might be brought back to that moment.
On the fringes of Thursday night’s 68th annual Filmfare Awards, Kabir Bedi chatted up Rekha. The film’s leads, played by Rakesh Roshan and Deepika Padukone, smiled and chatted it up for the cameras.
Kabir Bedi posted a photo of himself and Rekha from the 68th Annual Filmfare Awards on Twitter, captioning it, “MET the iconic, ever lovely REKHA, my Co-star in “Khoon Bhari Maang.” Filmfare’s editor, @jiteshpillaai, and my lovely wife, @parveendusanj, and I enjoyed a reminiscence-filled conversation. My granddaughter @alayaf, to whom I’d given the Film Fare Best Debut Award two years ago, and I were here to present an award. It was a pleasure serving on the Jury for these honours. The Filmfare Awards have long been considered “India’s Oscars.”
Both looked lovely in their traditional garb, evoking warm feelings of nostalgia in moviegoers.
The internet has been buzzing about the infamous crocodile scene since Rekha and Kabir Bedi reunited.
A social media user put it this way: “She is remarkably forgiving considering you almost fed her to the crocodiles.”
This made me think of when you pushed her overboard to be eaten by crocodiles, and I laughed out loud. “Like going back to my childhood,” said another.
The 1988 film Khoon Bhari Maang was adapted from the Australian television series Return to Eden (1983). The film’s plot, lyrics, and especially its infamous crocodile sequence helped propel it to mainstream success.
In this scene, Rekha’s character, Aarti, is forced into a crocodile’s mouth after being pushed from a boat by Kabir Bedi’s character, Sanjay.
The persona played by Rekha, however, somehow makes it through and has plastic surgery before hatching a plan of revenge against Kabir Bedi.