Every day is a celebration, not specifically birthday: Rekha

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New Delhi: Bollywood diva Rekha, who will turn 60 tomorrow, says every day is a celebration for her as she is "born anew" every day. "I actually visit the temple every day but I genuinely don't understand the importance that people give to their birthdays or any special day, be it a festival or a birthday. I believe that every day is a celebration and every day I'm born anew and genuinely try to leave every day differently," she said in an interview to a radio channel. The actress, who is gearing up for her upcoming release "Super Nani", described herself as a student of life. "Every day I like to learn something new, something different; I'd like to teach others something new too. I can't give advice per se to someone because I'm a student of life myself but whatever experiences I have had in my life, I like to share that with people and when someone talks to me I give them my two-bit," Rekha told 92.7 Big Fm. The Bollywood beauty said that she remembers her mother Pushpavalli, whom she fondly called 'amma', on her birthday and still continues her mother's practice of warding away the evil eye. "On my birthday, I remember my amma a lot. Every word of hers, I remember. Yes she would always 'nazar utaro' on me and that ritual continues till date. I also remember my mother's blessings and this is the day I feel grateful to her for the genes that I have inherited from her and my father. I also remember the way she would look at me. I will never forget that look and that is still very much around, every single day, every single moment," she said. Rekha explained that though her mother is no more but the position of 'amma' has been taken over by a woman, who has been with the family since many years. "We have our amma who has been with us from many years. She used to work for my grandmother and she is the one who performs all these rituals. So if I yawn or sneeze or laugh and even when I'm just thinking something, she is the first one to 'nazar utaro'," she added. Having started her career as a child artiste, Rekha has acted in over 150 films and delivered hits like "Do Anjaane", "Muqaddar Ka Sikander", "Khubsoorat", "Silsila", "Khoon Bhari Maang", "Kama Sutra" and "Zubeidaa" among others. PTI

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