While her peers Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, and husband Dharmendra make their triumphant return to the silver screen, seasoned actor Hema Malini expresses her willingness to grace movies again, provided she's offered appealing roles. Hema Malini's last film appearance was in 2020's Shimla Mirchi. During the 2000s, she starred in hits like Baghban, Veer-Zaara, and Baabul, sharing the screen with Amitabh Bachchan in each.
In a year marked by notable comebacks, Sharmila Tagore made a remarkable return after 13 years with Gulmohar, receiving critical acclaim. Meanwhile, Jaya Bachchan and Dharmendra's pairing in the much-talked-about Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani emerged as one of the year's biggest hits.
Hema Malini's Appeal To Film Producers
Having served as a two-term Member of Parliament from Mathura, Malini has been absent from the film world for a considerable period of time. Expressing her interest in returning to the silver screen, she revealed, "I would like to do it (films). If I get some nice roles, sure, definitely, why not? I would like all the producers to come forward and sign me. I am there." The 74-year-old actor conveyed her willingness to embrace acting roles akin to those of her contemporaries in response to inquiries about her intentions.
Renowned for her mastery in Bharatanatyam, Malini recently graced the capital for the unveiling of Chal Mann Vrindavan, a captivating coffee table book capturing the splendour of Mathura-Vrindavan's temples and structures. As the chief editor of this project, the accomplished actress shared her motivation behind joining forces with it—a connection stemming from her experiences as an MP in Mathura.
Having secured consecutive terms as the Mathura Lok Sabha representative in 2014 and 2019 under the BJP banner, she also had a prior tenure in the Rajya Sabha. Beyond her acting prowess, Malini is recognised as a producer and director in the industry.
In a previous instance, esteemed actor Neena Gupta, celebrated for her portrayal of Priya Kapoor in the well-received TV series Saans, took to Instagram to express her desire for new professional opportunities. Following her initiative, several other actors also followed suit, using their voices to reach out to producers and express their interest in taking on roles that resonated with their capabilities.
As Hema Malini joins her contemporaries in considering a return to cinema, the industry buzzes with the prospect of these veteran actors reclaiming the spotlight with their remarkable talent.
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