Seeta Aur Geeta was seen by Prime Minister Vajpayee Ji 25 times.
Atal ji felt embrassed to look at me when I first met him. He appeared to be quite shy.
Atal Bihari Ji and Hema Malini
On January 23, Ramesh Sippy, one of the most important directors in Indian cinema, is a year older. India’s Dream Girl Hema Malini remembers her strong relationship with him.
She told interviewer, “Rameshji’s first movie was Andaz, and I was in it.
“Early in my career, I was told not to portray a widow, but I enjoyed the movie and the part.
The song Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana, in particular, helped make the movie a smash blockbuster.”
Zindagi ek safar hai suhaana [Full Song] Nostalgic
Next, we worked on Seeta Aur Geeta, one of the most significant movies in my career.
People think that me performing Seeta Aur Geeta was difficult, but it was easy.
That’s because, despite my ostensibly subdued nature, even the lively, mischievous, and restless Geeta was once a part of me.
Thus, it wasn’t difficult.
I rose to fame thanks to Seeta Aur Geeta.
Her recollection of meeting the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee is as follows: “Atalji refused to look at me when I initially met him.
He appeared to be quite shy.
Then I learned that someone greatly enjoyed my movie Seeta Aur Geeta.
He had seen it at least 25 times.
Hema Malini in movie Seeta and Geeta
Regarding Sholay, Hema claims: “Every character and line of conversation has changed the course of cinematic history.
People enjoyed my Basanti because she was so upbeat.
The movie was difficult to shoot.
We filmed Sholay in Ramnagara, a location close to Bengaluru, in the sweltering heat.”
I was riding the tanga while wearing full makeup, a wig, and a costume.
Without wigs, I could never function.
Actresses were permitted to wear any type of hairstyle back then.
I required straight hair to look like Meera from Gulzar.
I needed a curly wig for Sholay.
I couldn’t shock my natural hair in that way.
I gave my wigs away to transvestites, hairdressers, and fans after I stopped wearing them.
Hema Malini with Amzad khan [gabbar] in Sholay
Shimla Mirch, starring Hema Malini and Rakul Preet, is about a single mother (Hema Malini) and her daughter (Rakul Preet), who fall in love with the same man 45 years after Sholay (Rajkummar Rao).
Hemaji, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, says, “It was offered to me in the middle of my legislative job, but I couldn’t say no to Rameshji.”
Hema Malini, Raj Kumar Rao and Rakul Preet in Shimla Mirch
“Although I enjoyed my part, the movie didn’t go as planned.
It’s all a part of the movie industry.
You have both wins and losses.
The box office performance of movies like Meera and Razia Sultan, which I love very dear, was poor.”
Author: Sangeeta Verma
Occupation: Indian film critic and reviewer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.