bhaaratiya naari:....REKHAA..... SHE BECAME FAMOUS THROUGH BOLLYWOOD....BUT LISTEN TO HER PROFOUND veDik LIFESTYLE THOUGHTS.....IN HER 50TH YEAR ON TH Posted by Vishva News Reporter on February 18, 2003
FILM ACTRESS REKHAA:
SHE is a woman who defies all definition.
A woman who till date remains an enigma to most. At 50, that's right
--- this beautiful lady has just scored half a century --- Rekha still
looks more gorgeous than girls one-third her age. With her beautiful
magnetic looks, one wonders whether she has finally found a solution for
eternal youth. Always associated with youth is love. Having played
Rasadevi, the ancient mistress of the erotic arts, perhaps she can tell us
what exactly love is all about, especially as she celebrates her birthday
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SHE is a woman who defies all definition.
A woman who till date remains an enigma to most. At 50, that's right ---
this beautiful lady has just scored half a century --- Rekha still looks
more gorgeous than girls one-third her age.
With her beautiful magnetic looks, one wonders whether she has finally
found a solution for eternal youth. Always associated with youth is love.
Having played Rasadevi, the ancient mistress of the erotic arts, perhaps she
can tell us what exactly love is all about, especially as she celebrates her
You've often said that love goes beyond the accepted man-woman
relationships. Finally, what is love?
Love depends on the individual. What may be acceptable to my man and me
would not be acceptable to another man and his woman. Love is such an
all-powerful and all encompassing feeling.
Personally, I am in love with the word ‘Love’. Things like waking up next
to my man every single day. Loving him and his moods. Loving the way my mind
The way he looks at life, particularly at other women, is very crucial to
me. If you do not get to like somebody on that level, it will not be a real
deep intense relationship. You can't like everything about him, but you
can't not like him.
Isn't love awfully misunderstood in today's times?
Frankly, I don't know what love is all about. You are asking this question
to the wrong person. And please, I have just played Rasadevi. I'm not
Rasadevi. I am not she. But I'm definitely aware of what I feel and that is
very pure, intense, in abundance. It's a continuous overflow.
I have no experience at all about that other feeling called hate. Too
much energy is wasted on hating someone. In order to live and hate, one
should be able to know the people well enough.
I've not spent that much of time with anybody for the simple reason that
I'm still in the process of understanding myself.
On screen you've also played characters like Vasantsena and Umrao Jaan,
done a film like Khoon Bhari Maang - so you've interpreted facets of love
all the time - what's that been like?
Leave alone what I've done on screen. They were just roles the director
asked me to play. I would not have done anything that Vasantsena or Umrao
Jaan or the jilted lover in Khoon Bhari Maang did.
In reality, you don't have to fall in love. Love is a gift of God. There
is greater pleasure in giving love than receiving love. The input has to be
there. It could be material, it could be physical, it could also lead to
enlightenment and spiritualism.
I don't need appreciation and acknowledgement. I certainly cannot demand
your attention because I don't believe in receiving what I don't get
spontaneously. I don't think I would ever beg for love.
What would your ideal man be like?
I knew I was in love with Lord Krishna once. But today, I know who my ideal
man is. He doesn't have to be perfect. He has to be ideal to me, to my mind,
made for me, my soul mate, my other half (not my better half, mind you),
someone who fascinates me, who still interests me, who is incredibly
interesting at different stages in time.
Once you meet that man (and I've met that man) the mind doesn't allow you
to break away the impression you have created. It is simply the vibrations
that the person concerned exudes in you. And the person doesn't have to be
there. These are other things that make you aware that he is there with you
all the time.
Memories of the person mean much more to me. I've discovered another way
to live, with the support of my memories. If you are just gliding through
life like a zombie you are as good as be dead.
Once you are connected with that man, that special person blessed by God,
made only for you, then no power, no woman can take him away from you.
You say marriage is not for you now. Isn't that a bit too extreme,
considering the romantic image people have of you?
It depends on the image you have about marriage. Marriage of minds. Marriage
on paper. Marriages which are business deals, or a marriage of true souls.
For me marriage is very personal matter but I do believe in marriage as a
commitment, and the commitment has to be spontaneous. You change without
making an effort, that is marriage.
Marriage is being with someone you can relate to, who you look up to with
respect, who you admire for whatever he is, even for his sheer simplicity.
And if by sheer chance you've met a very special person, then God help you!
Marriage is not my first priority. There is no inclination, no
ingredients to inspire me to think of marriage. I've my own priorities. And
as for romance, what has romance got to do with marriage, anyway?
If you could move in with any person from history, who would it be?
Anybody who is born is history. I've met that man. As far as my memory goes
even after I am dead and gone, he will be there with me. I don't know if I
could move in with him. If the circumstances and situation permits, why not?
I know the moment I set my eyes on him he moved into my heart.
I am traditional, but I'm not conventional. Marriage or no marriage I
wouldn't be ashamed of living with my man.
Who is your favourite lover from fiction? Why?
I don't believe in fiction because I believe reality is stronger than
fiction. If I didn't experience what I'm in reality, I'd have been
fascinated by fiction, not now. I'm a dreamer. I'm also a doer.
What is your favourite song?
When my heart sings for him silently, expressing what I want to say, which
he may or may not respond to immediately, but knows it in his own way. The
strings and the chords reach out to the cockles of his heart. This is a song
for which no words have to be written. There are no musical instruments
The instruments are the hope of meeting and the memories of the past. In
this case, life is not just a song. It is not easy, but one still feels the
pleasure, the ecstasy. Most of all, this song doesn't need a title.
Your favourite romantic story?
My own. The story which will talk for me in the future. I want to be a
singer, a painter, and a director. For me life is one long carnival, a
never-ending 'baaraat'. I've been a wife in my own way, married to
life, my profession, my future, which is the present.
People often refer to you as the most enduring Hindi screen icon of
the 20th century on, and off screen. How did you get there - personally,
what did it take?
If you are a born Rekha, you have no choice. I am saying I'm what I am
because of me, my genes, my parents, my father, the actor Gemini Ganesan and
my mother Pushpavalli. My father was a handsome man who had three wives and
the three got along with one another.
I've inherited my mother's complexion. It is different, unique, a gift to
me. I had my choices. I had my free will, but most of all I had God helping
me to make the right decisions.
What are your basic beliefs?
I call them Rekha's Commandments. I always take the responsibility for all
my actions. I never put the blame on others. I believe that heaven and hell
are right here.
I believe you have to pay a price for everything you do. Rectify your
mistakes. I never waste time complaining. If there is a problem I find a
solution which is positive. I've been bestowed with the gift to make
I look at only the good points and am compassionate to others. My
self-respect is important. I don't have malice.
Would you consider having a relationship with a younger man?
I'm not for younger men. In my conscious mind I would never be for younger
men. It would be a miracle, if I find a boy who would suit my temperament.
It will take a lifetime to sort out a person called Rekha.
One would need to undergo the experiences of a million life times to
solve this one puzzle called Rekha.
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#1 Posted by sidika on 8/30/2003
Please could you send some information about the cute actor Jugal Hansraj and his recent pictures thanks