Graceful veteran actor Rekha opened up in an exclusive chat about why she had not done any films since 2014 and much more about her career.
She recently posed for the cover a coveted magazine and since then the pictures have been going viral on the internet. Rekha commenced her career Telugu films like Inti Guttu (1958) and Rangula Ratnam (1966). Her first ever lead role was in Operation Jackpot Nalli C.I.D 999 (1969). She made her debut in the Hindi film industry with Sawan Bhadon (1970). She appeared last in Super Nani.
In conversation with Vogue Arabia, Rekha shared, “Whether I make films or not, it never leaves me. I have my memories to relive what I love. And when the time is right, the right project will find me. My person is my own, but my cinematic persona is in the eyes of the beholder. Therefore I choose where I want to be and where I don’t want to be. I am so blessed to have earned the right to choose what I love. And to have the luxury to simply say no.”
She was also asked that ‘When you love someone or something so deeply, does the love disappear?’ Rekha replied, “No. Once the relationship is established it is forever. Sometimes we may want more and sometimes it’s just enough. This applies to my craft. I was born with an instinct for the perseverance of beauty. Sure, I was born to actors… but it is my insatiable quest for learning, my willingness to keep my eyes and heart open, absorbing beauty with positivity not negativity, that gives me command over my craft. I feel like a newcomer every day. And I trust those who demonstrate commitment like I do.”
Rekha was spotted in a special appearance in the promo of the TV show Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin.