| Updated at: 0938 PST, Sunday, October 10, 2010|
MUMBAI: The enigmatic Rekha will be celebrating her 56th birthday on Sunday (Oct 10). Wishing the Bollywood diva a very Happy Birthday, media gets a collection of quotable quotes of Rekha down the years:
On beauty she said: “I want to look more beautiful but I don’t understand about how much beautiful I am. I regard beauty as straightforwardness, truthness, happiness, patient, reverence and selflessness. All these are inherent in beauty and I wish to inculcate them. It is essential to have body to look beautiful.”
On being the ‘Woman of the World’ she said: “I love being a woman. In fact, I’ve always believed that I’m every woman. I think what attracts a woman to a man are his imperfections. He would be so-not-perfect if he were perfect. If only we could accept that there is no need to understand the opposite sex in order to love and adore them. Men never grow up. They will always remain boys.
The sooner women realize that, the easier it will be for them to live, love and celebrate men. And to answer your question what attracts me to a man is his…genuineness…which is a rare quality.”
On being ‘mysterious’, Rekha said: “The so-called mysterious image of Rekha is outside my periphery and is somebody else’s perception and interpretation. I’ve always maintained that I am just a simple, spontaneous, and fun-loving person.
No offense to the word mystery and I don’t mean to belittle it, but I’d rather be known as Rekha -- The Woman, than Rekha -- The mystery. I am a person who lives life by my own terms, makes my own rules and also dares to endure the consequences, if any. And may I add, I go out and have a blast and paint the town multi-coloured too.”