WATCH: Rekha kisses Richa Chadha’s baby bump at ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ screening

Richa Chadha looked stunned by Rekha’s thoughtful gesture.

On Wednesday (April 24), veteran actress Rekha attended the Mumbai premiere of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly anticipated online series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

Several inside photographs and videos of the actress with the show’s lead cast have circulated on social media. An beautiful video of Rekha interacting with Richa Chadha has also surfaced.


In the now-viral video, Rekha praises Richa’s performance in the film and embraces her. The seasoned actor also kissed Richa’s baby belly. The expectant mother seems overwhelmed by Rekha’s kind gesture.

Celebrity photographer, Viral Bhayani posted the video on Instagram, and it quickly went viral. Netizens praised Rekha as a “pure-hearted soul” for her kind deed.

After watching the episodes, Rekha also praised Richa. She praised her role as Lajjo in the web series.

Richa expressed her emotions regarding the heartfelt experience with Rekha, saying, “Receiving praise and love from someone as revered as Rekha ji is a moment I will cherish forever. I couldn’t have asked for bigger validation; my heart is full.”

Richa also revealed that she was inspired by Rekha for her role as Lajjo in Heeramandi. “There’s a song in the series, which is my solo mujra. For that, I referenced her song from Umrao Jaan. She has been my inspiration, my hero, and she’s the definition of what an icon is.”

Heeramandi is set to be released on Netflix on May 1. It also features Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Sharmin Segal, Fardeen Khan, Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman, and others. Since its announcement, the programme has generated a lot of buzz, thanks in large part to its superb ensemble.

Bhansali is preparing to make his web series debut with Heeramandi, which depicts a universe where courtesans were once queens. The character posters and trailer for the epic opus promise a visual odyssey and a story of power, love, and freedom set in pre-independence India.