Hindi film industry’s the one and only Rekha is not just beautiful, she has her own mind also. It is rare to find beauty with brains, but then Rekha is a combo of both and that is what makes all the more special and it has earned her love and above all respect. Here are some of the famous quotes of Rekha that have lived though decades and inspired millions, especially women.
Description of a perfect woman
For a woman to be complete she has to be a blend of Paro and Chandramukhi. I feel I am that woman.
When she was called ugly during her early years in the Hindi film industry
I was called the ‘Ugly Duckling’ of Hindi films because of my dark complexion and South Indian features. I used to feel deeply hurt when people compared me with the leading heroines of the time and said I was no match for them. I was determined to make it big on sheer merit.
Her experience while working with Amitabh Bachchan
My teaming up with Amitabh taught me many practical aspects of life and the film world. But standing in front of Amitabh Bachchan, the ultimate actor was not easy.
Rumours regarding the surgeries she went through to maintain her beauty
I wish I could meet all those surgeons. Every once in a while some doctor claims to have done some operation on me.
On not aiming to be someone she wasn’t
I am a very shy person. Unlike what has been insinuated, it is not a strategy to retain my aura. I am not trying to live up to any mystery woman image.
On not having a conventional lifestyle
Now people may think I am not married and I have no children, the conventional lifestyle you know, but I see it this way: As long as you are alive, you have chance to have a future. At least there is hope.
On reaching the top during a glorious career
I devoted 31 years of my life to the Hindi film industry and in turn it has given me everything that I can be proud of – name, fame and the perks that go with stardom.
Things she has felt which we all experience
Well loneliness is still a part of me, but being alone is not necessarily being lonely.
On whether she has accepted herself the way she is
One thing that has influenced my life, my career, my attitude, the person that I have become and every decision that I have made is the fact that I have been a loner as a child.
On how she has learnt to live the moment
I don’t care much for success – it’s an alien word to me. I don’t believe in success, I don’t believe in achievements so to speak. I just believe in relishing every moment of my life. That’s enough for me.
On whether she does soul searching
I have been more or less on my own. In that case one can feel sorry for oneself. But in my case, it gave me more time to observe myself.
On whether she fell in love with Amitabh Bachchan (asked by Simi Garewal)
Absolutely! Duh, that’s a dumb question! I’m yet to come across a man, woman, child, who can’t help but fall completely, passionately, insanely, desperately and especially, hopelessly, in love with him. So why should I be singled out?