Hema Malini is one of the few Bollywood actresses who have a unique combination of beauty and acting. In a career spanning nearly four decades, she acted in many superhit films, but early in her career, she had to see the day when a producer-director even told her that she did not have star appeal.
[table id=2 /]When Hema Malini had just entered the film industry, a Tamil director Sridhar refused to give her a role in her film, saying that she did not have star appeal. Later in the seventies, the same producer-director made a film with her in 1973 (Gehri Chaal) to capitalize on her popularity.
When Hema Malini had just entered the film industry, a Tamil director Sridhar refused to give her a role in her film, saying that she did not have star appeal. Later in the seventies, the same producer-director made a film with her in 1973 (Gehri Chaal) to capitalize on her popularity.
Hema Malini struggled till 1968 to make a place in the film industry but she did not get work. That year proved to be the golden year of her cine career when she got a chance to work as a heroine for the first time in well known producer-director and actor Raj Kapoor’s film (Sapnon Ka Saudagar). Hema Malini during the promotion of the film. Dream Girl. Promoted as. Unfortunately, the film failed at the ticket window but Hema Malini as an actress was liked by the audience. Jaya Chakraborty was a film producer. Due to the film atmosphere in the house, Hema Malini’s inclination also turned towards films. She completed her early education from Chennai. In the year 1961, Hema Malini got an opportunity to work as a dancer in a short play, Pandava Vanavasam.
Hema Malini got her first success with the film (Johnny Mera Naam) released in the year 1970. In this, actor Devanand was in the lead role with him. In the film, the pair of Hema and Devanand was taken on the head by the audience and the film was a super hit. Producer-director Ramesh Sippy’s films were a major contributor to Hema Malini’s initial success. She got her first big break from her own film (Andaz) in 1971. It will be called a mere coincidence that this was Ramesh Sippy’s first film as a director. In this film, Hema Malini played the role of Rajesh Khanna’s lover who becomes utterly lonely after her death. Hema Malini has given her character so much that the audience has not been able to forget that role even today.
In the year 1972, Hema Malini got an opportunity to work in Ramesh Sippy’s film (Sita Aur Geeta) which proved to be a milestone for her cine career. After the success of this film, she reached the heights of fame. She has been awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her strong performance in the movie. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Sita and Geeta was the story of twin sisters, one of whom grew up in a rural setting. Has grown up and remains scared while the other is a quick-witted young woman.
This character was quite a challenge for Hema Malini but she not only immortalized it with her effortless acting but also set it as an example for the future generation of actresses. Later, inspired by this, the film Chaalbaaz was produced in which Sridevi played the role of sisters in dual roles.
Martin Scorsese & Hema Malini to be awarded at IFFI
Hema Malini rose to fame in the film industry with Sita and Geeta but interestingly, at the time of making the film, director Ramesh Sippy wanted to choose Mumtaz for the role of the heroine but due to some reason she could not do the film. Later Hema Malini got an opportunity to work in this movie.
Hema Malini’s pairing with Dharmendra was very solid on screen. The film duo first came into limelight with the film (Shrafat). Dharmendra in the role of Veeru and Hema Malini as Basanti in the 1975 film (Sholay) enthralled the audience. This pairing of Hema and Dharmendra was so much liked that Dharmendra’s reel life’s (dream girl) Hema Malini became her real life’s dream girl. Later the pair worked together in films like Dream Girl Charas Peer Pratigya Raja Jani Razia Sultan Ali Baba Chalis Chor Rebellion Terror The Burning Train Charas Dost etc.
The year 1975 proved to be an important milestone in Hema Malini’s cine career. Her superhit films like Sanyasi Dharmatma Khushboo and Pratigya were released that year. In the same year Hema Malini got a chance to work in her favorite director Ramesh Sippy’s film (Sholay). In this film your silliness. Hema Malini entertained the audience with style. Hema Malini’s dialogues in the film reached the audience’s tongue in those days. Gone and even today cine lovers discuss those dialogues.
In the seventies, Hema Malini was accused of playing only glamourous characters but she shut her critics forever by playing serious characters in films like Khushboo 1975 Kinara 1977 and Meera 1979. During this time, the beauty and acting of Hema Malini was overshadowed. In view of this, producer Pramod Chakraborty took her to the production of the movie Dream Girl.
In the year 1990, Hema Malini also turned to the small screen and also directed the serial Nupur. After this, in the year 1992, he produced and directed the film (Dil Aashna Hai) with film actor Shahrukh Khan. In the year 1995, he made his foray into the small screen. Produced and directed Mohini.
After playing several roles in films, Hema Malini entered politics for social service and became a member of the Rajya Sabha with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Hema Malini was also honored with Filmfare’s Lifetime Echishree Award in 1999 for her outstanding contribution to films.
Hema Malini acted in about 150 films in her cine career spanning four decades. Some of her notable films are: Sita Aur Geeta 1972, Prem Nagar Amir Garib 1974, Sholay 1975, Mehbooba Charas 1976, Dream Girl. Kinara 1977, Trishul 1978, Meera 1979, Kudrat, Naseeb, Revolution 1980, Andha Kanoon, Razia Sultan 1983, Rihai 1988, Jamai Raja 1990, Baghban 2003, Veer Zara 2004, etc.