During 1985-86 Jayaprada acted in several movies doing roles that were meant for Rekha. Mera Saathi, Sur Sangam, Haisiyat, Sanjog. In three of the movies, Jayaprada played an older woman for almost half the movie. This pushed her into the older actress category though she was only 28 or 29 years old. This also resulted in Rekha losing out on these movies and she had only 3 releases in 1985 compared to 7-10 in most earlier years. Rekha retaliated by befriending Jayaprada's arch rival Sridevi, giving her makeup tricks. Rekha then reinvented herself by acting mainly in heroine dominated movies like Jaal, Insaaf ki Awaz and Khoon Bhari Maang.