Divas don't die

They ruled Bollywood decades ago.

We're talking about the ravishing Rekha, sultry Shabana Azmi, zesty Zeenat Aman and scintillating Sridevi.

Although some, like Rekha, are already pushing 60, they're still holding strong in the Indian movie industry.

Their faces are no longer taut and their bodies have somewhat lost the youthful voluptuousness. But Rekha - who won the lifetime achievement award at the recent International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards held here - is still getting lead roles.

She is starring in a new movie, Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hain (Desire To Live Again), with actor Shatrugan Sinha.

While the 57-year-old steadfastly refused to talk to the press during the IIFA Awards, she did say after her win: "I am so honoured to get this award. I'll continue to do good work as I love it."

She added: "The youth of today are doing so well. Look at Priyanka (Chopra) and Shahid (Kapoor) and all else. I'm sure they will carry on with the good work.

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