The actor-politician is upset over reports claiming that she is ‘distant’ from the people of her constituency
Actor-politician Hema Malini, who’s fighting the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket from Mathura, says that attempts to portray her as a tantrum-throwing Bollywood diva are feeble efforts to discredit her work.
“Nowhere have I shown any weakness or irresolution. Still my opponents talk of how distant I am from the local people of Mathura. Let the local people decide what they feel about me,” said Hema, often called the ‘Dreamgirl of Bollywood.
The 65-year-old veteran actor is also upset over reports claiming that her family has not accompanied her on her campaign trail.
“My younger daughter Ahana was here last week...Dharamji (her husband Dharmendra), too, will be here in a few days,” says Hema, who’s known for her popular roles in yesteryear films such as Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta, Dreamgirl, Charas and The Burning Train.
“Even my samdhans (Esha and Ahana’s mothers-in-law) have offered to come to Mathura. But who would ­recognise them? What purpose would it serve to have them around?” she adds.