Being the ‘Dream Girl’ Bollywood The evergreen actress Hema Malini has entertained and entertained audiences in more than 100 projects, for her diverse roles that have stood out from her performance on the silver screen. As the actor turns a year old on October 16, let’s take a look at some of the extraordinary characters of his golden career.
This list would be incomplete without ‘Sholay’ (1975) as the multi-starrer film is arguably the biggest. Bollywood Hit all the time. In a film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini effortlessly portrayed a talkative and beautiful Basanti. Also, his character managed to win thousands of hearts, and the dialogue of ‘Sholay’, “Yeh Kaun, Yeh Kaun Bola” was on everyone’s tongue in those days.
Regarding the legacy of challenging roles, Hema’s role in ‘Sita aur Geeta’ (1972) added to the already known fact about him as a prolific actor and portrayed the dual role with the utmost diligence. Starring Ramesh Sippy, the film showcased Geeta as an avid and an all-rounder, while Sita was the opposite.
In the 1977 film ‘Dream Girl’, Hema gave a performance that was exceptional and the fact that she essayed five different characters in the film – Sapna, Padma, Champabai, Dreamgirl, and Rajkumar. She played the role of a girl who steals money to maintain a home for orphaned children.
A Satte Pe Satta (1982) is another film which featured Hema Malini’s performance. Featuring an ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor and others, the film features Indu’s character Hema Essay which is a mix of emotions – love, anger, and support. Even though the film was about the seven brothers, the actor’s performance did not stop and he did not allow his co-stars to cast a shadow over him.
Although Hema paired up more and more with her husband Dharmendra during their religions, her much-discussed pairing with Amitabh was back in the last decade as an elderly parent in ‘Baghban’ (2003). Hema proved through her role Pooja Malhotra that she can also look beautiful as an elderly mother and her acting skills can never grow old.
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