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AWARDED: REKHA
Rekha

Rekha, the 1998 U.P. award for the best kathak dancer in Hindi films. Installed by the King of Kathak, Pandit Lachchu Maharaj, the ceremony also commemorated the maestro's 97th birth anniversary. So touched was our Rekha by the Maharaj's six-year-old great-great-granddaughter presiding over the grand affair with such earnest dignity, that the actress, in a spontaneous gesture, handed her a trophy and a Rs. 51,000 cash-prize to the tiny tot herself! From the Renaissance Woman it was a feat of feet!

  
Why did Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty declare World War II at Pardesi Babu's music release? 'Cos both are battling for desi babus - onscreen it's Chi Chi, off-screen it's Akki!

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