‘Wanted Me To Unpin My…’: Hema Malini Recalls Disturbing Experience With A Director

Hema Malini, a prominent female actress during her era, remains cherished as the iconic ‘Dream Girl’ of the Hindi film industry. She recently discussed the challenges she encountered while working with certain filmmakers. Read further to know more about the details.

Hema Malini Was Asked To Upin Her Saree Pallu

During an interview with Lehren, Hema Malini recounted an incident where a director requested her to remove the pin holding her saree in place, causing it to slide down for a particular scene. She explained, “He wanted to shoot some kind of a scene. I always put a pin on my saree. I said, ‘Saree niche gir jayegi’ (the loose end will slide down). They said that’s what we want.”

When discussing new filmmakers, the actress expressed her disappointment, stating that the current generation of filmmakers no longer put in the effort to make their actors look good. She mentioned that she has no desire to work in films again, as filmmaking has become more challenging in recent times.

Hema Malini Refused To Work In Movie, Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Hema Malini further revealed that Raj Kapoor approached her for the film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ in 1978, fully aware that she would decline the offer. She shared, “He said this is such a film, you will not do it but I am keen that you do it.” The actress mentioned that her mother, who was present with her at the time, also shook her head in disapproval, indicating their mutual decision to reject the project.

Recently, Hema Malini’s personal life has also garnered attention in the news. Her absence, along with her daughters Esha and Ahana, at Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol’s wedding became a topic of discussion. Following the wedding, Dharmendra, Hema Malini’s husband, had also posted a note expressing apologies to Hema Malini and their daughters.


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