When dating Simi Garewal, actors Govinda and Rakesh Roshan were once asked to pick a person “from anywhere in the world” for a date. They chose Rekha. Actors Kareena Kapoor and Amisha Patel also chose the same person for their own dates – politician Rahul Gandhi. On Sunday, celebrity talk show host veteran actor Simi Garewal shared a video compilation featuring Kareena, Amisha, Govinda, Rakesh, and actors Priyanka Chopra and Jackie Shroff. They were all asked about their dream date. Continue reading: Simi Garewal releases unseen BTS clip of cheeky Abhishek Bachchan calling her “Aunt Oprah”.
Sharing the video from her old interviews, Simi captioned her Instagram post: “My fantasy date! #Throwback.” In the clip, Simi, who donned her signature all-white ensembles, asked her celebrity guests the same question: “If you could pick one person from anywhere in the world to date, who would it be?”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali responded to Simi’s question by choosing actor Madhuri Dixit. “She’s absolutely mesmerizing,” said the filmmaker. Actor Jackie Shroff voted Miss Universe 1994 and actor Sushmita Sen. When Simi asked his wife Ayesha Shroff about her reaction to his answer, Ayesha laughed and said she didn’t mind. However, Jackie insisted his wife would later tease him by saying, “Oh, you’ve always wanted to do that.”
When asked who he would like to take out on a date, actor Govinda said, “My bohut bada fan hoon Rekha ji ka (I’m a very big fan of Rekha ji)”. When informed by the host that he was going to have “a clash with Rakesh Roshan” for also picking Rekha for his dream date, Govinda joked about the filmmaker’s baldness. “Ab toh wahi mile (Now I’ll only meet him)” Govinda said as he pretended to run his fingers through his hair.
When asked who she would vote for, Priyanka Chopra chose Prince William of the British royal family. “I would like to go out with him. I’d really like to know what royalty feels like at 23,” Priyanka said.
Meanwhile, Kareena said she “didn’t mind meeting Rahul Gandhi,” although “it was controversial.” Actress Amisha Patel, who made her acting debut around the same time as Kareena, said the “only person” she would want to date would be Rahul Gandhi because he “would be powerful.” In response to Simi’s post, choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan wrote, “Faaaab.”
The first episode of Rendezvous with Simi Garewal aired in 1997. Simi invited guests from the world of entertainment, politics and sports to her talk show, where they spoke about their work and lesser-known details from their lives. Among their most notable guests were Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Rekha and the late actor and politician Jayalalithaa.