"It is something that you can express only for god or for one's mother and not even a lover," she said.
Love apart, she also believes that a person's beauty emerges from one's "spiritual self". "You use a lot of make-up or use the latest shade of lipstick or eye-shadow or if you wash your hair with thousand different types of shampoos or use oil to make it shine, but until your spirit is not clean, your upbringing, your thoughts, your behaviour is not right, it doesn't matter. "You need to be the way you want the world to see you." She says her mother taught her to never focus on the negative. "It became a part of my nature. If I see a certain faults in people, I know there will be more faults in me as well. I'd rather focus on how I should work on my faults. So it no rocket science that you need to be pure from your soul and positive in your thoughts," she said.
There's definitely more that she does beyond her thoughts and spiritualism. She wakes up early, eats well and doesn't consume tea or coffee. When Somaaya asked her as to who inculcated these habits in her, Rekha said: "I think it is to do with being a South Indian. Although I don't drink coffee myself. Neither do I have tea, aerated waters or alcohol, not even champagne. So it is a very boring life."What do you eat?
"I am vegetarian, an eggetarian rather ... because of its proteins. So it has been like a habit since childhood that has worked for me. I have made it a rule in life and live by it. "Forming a good habit early in life is very important as it goes on to become your nature. By nature, I am very simple," she said, adding that "it's a very big luxury to be simple".