15 April, 2021

Hema Malini

All filmstars keep secret diaries but mine is different. Being a Dream Girl, I use it only when I have dreams.

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Hema Malini
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All filmstars keep secret diaries but mine is different. Being a ‘Dream Girl’ for long, I use it only when I have dreams. Of late, since the BJP chose me for the Mathura Lok Sabha seat, I have been secret-dreaming almost every night. For a public figure like me, a Lok Sabha poll is nothing. The party offered me Mathura, Noida and Ghaziabad and without hesitation I chose Mathura where my work would be more visible and pleasing to the olfactory nerves (got this from Arun Shourie). It was the dirtiest town among the three and stank to high heavens. Once I dreamt I was sweeping the streets in Mathura wearing some kind of funny headgear and suddenly realised I was a BJP candidate and not the aap one.

No, no, certainly I am not nervous about the Mathura poll. In fact, I was more nervous shooting for my first film Sapnon ka Saudagar with Raj Kapoor who was...well, a portly 45 but romped around in some kind of scouts uniform. Twice by mistake I addressed him as thatha (granddad). When Rajji frowned, I hurriedly explained that since the day’s...

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