Justifiably there are a plethora of Rekha web sites where
one can learn more about the person and the 'mythical' star.
There are a few listed below.
What I wanted to attempt was a photo gallery that illustrated
the famed Rekha 'transformation' in photos of her over the
years. There is the self proclaimed "round ball of flesh"
from the mid 70s in "Dharmatma" with the experimental
attempts at finding the Rekha look in make-up. The Rekha finding
her style and refining the elements in "Muqaddar Ka Sikandar"(1978).
Then the complete transformation in 1981 with ""Silsila"
and "Umrao Jaan". Rekha's was not an overnight metamorphosis
it was a slow arduous journey of discovery that comprised
the better part of Rekha's 20s.
to the Rekha photo gallery
Now in the new millennium Rekha continues to fascinate.
She still cultivates the myth that surrounds her and treats
herself ( and her body) with utmost care, as if she is worshiping
a deity. She has embodied for herself a certain 'godhead',
the Bollywood Mega Star, and she consciously acts as it's
most dutiful servant.