Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini seems to be travelling and having a busy schedule these days. So much that the ‘Dream Girl’, who turned 66 on Thursday, wished to celebrate a “quiet” birthday with her elder daughter Esha and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani.
In an interview, when the veteran actress was asked about her plans for her special day, she replied, “I was supposed to be in my constituency Mathura. But it’s impossible for me to travel right now. So this birthday is being spent with family in Mumbai, and that means Esha and her husband Bharat. My younger daughter Ahana was supposed to join me in Mathura from Delhi where she lives. And Dharamji (Dharmendra) is in New Zealand to attend a function. So, he is not here with me this birthday.”
What’s more, the ‘Sholay’-fame actress further revealed that she has been travelling incessantly of late and hence would like to have a quiet birthday this year. “At the beginning of October, I was shooting for Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Shimla Mirch’ for two days. Then on October 3, I had to rush to Kanpur for a function. The organisers were kind enough to arrange a private jet… From Delhi, I flew straight to Mumbai in time for Karva Chauth (Oct 11). I was scheduled to be in Mathura with my constituents for my birthday. But I can’t travel any more right now. I’m exhausted. I just wanted a quiet birthday,” Hema added. It’s known that the actress is Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha member from Mathura.
Furthermore, thanking her fans for being with her for so many years the actress said, “I don’t know what people saw in me. But I’ve only received love and respect from within the film industry and from my fans. I look back with a lot of affection at all the films that I’ve done.”