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‘It’s nice to be back on screen’

bollywood Updated: Jul 01, 2011 01:16 IST

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After staying away from the big screen for more than a year, actor Hema Malini is looking forward to her new film, Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap.

The ‘Dream Girl’ of an earlier era shares screen space with actor Amitabh Bachchan after five years. They were last seen together in 2006 film, Baabul. “I’m playing Amitji’s wife in the film, but we are separated and it’s basically about how later we meet and everything is revived. It’s a nice role. I accepted it because it’s always nice to keep coming back on screen,” said the 62-year-old thespian. Bbuddha...Hoga Terra Baap, directed by Puri Jagannath, releases today.

hema maliniThe actor, who has worked with the Bollywood megastar in many films including Satte Pe Satta, Nastik, Sholay, Baghban and Veer-Zaara among others, says there has been no change in the 68-year-old actor over all these years. "There has been no change in Amitji in so many years. He is a good and dedicated actor. Whatever role is given to him, he does it so well. It’s a pleasure to work with him."

She adds, “He is also very lucky, he keeps getting good roles. We heroines don’t get good roles. I feel very jealous about that.” The actor is also busy with her directorial venture, Tell Me Oh Khuda, which is rumoured to be her daughter Esha’s relaunch vehicle. Hema will also be seen in a cameo in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan which again has Bachchan in a pivotal role.

From acting to directing to dancing, Hema packs a punch in everything she attempts to do. When asked on how she juggles so many roles, the multi-tasker says: “I’m glad that I’m able to do everything. But it is a tough thing. It’s not easy because you have to look after the house, your family, children, acting, dance and production. Sometimes I go mad. But I’m happy that I’m still able to do it.”