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Hema Malini to make her production debut with Punjabi film Mitti

Actor-politician Hema Malini is set to venture into production with Punjabi film, Mitti. It will be set in the backdrop of terrorism and drug menace.

bollywood Updated: Jul 13, 2019 14:17 IST
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Hema Malini to turn producer with Mitti.
Hema Malini to turn producer with Mitti.
         

Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini’s first Punjabi production, Mitti - Virasat Babbaran Di, is set to hit the screens on August 23. The film, directed by Hriday Sheetty, tells the story of five youngsters and is set in present day Punjab against that backdrop of terrorism and drug menace. The movie also draws inspiration from the Babbar Akali movement.

The film marks Hema Malini’s debut as a producer of Punjabi films and is also Hriday’s first Punjabi movie as a director. “I am happy to be associated with the film. The story is not only inspiring but also topical with regards to what is happening in Punjab today,” Hema Malini said.

Hriday added: “The story of mere five Sikhs (Babbars) fighting and sacrificing their life for the country will inspire generations to come. This film is our effort to pay tribute to their courage.”

The first poster of the film is out now and the teaser will be out on July 15. It stars Kuljinder Sidhu, Japji Khaira, Jagjeet Sandhu and Nishawn Bhullar.

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Hema Malini, who is an MP from Mathura, recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed development programmes for her constituency. The actress-turned-politician, in a tweet, said: “Met PM Modiji to discuss development programmes for Mathura. Specially discussed the prevailing drinking water problem. He (PM Modi) said many new projects for drinking water are in the pipeline.”

She retained her seat in the recent parliamentary elections by defeating her nearest rival candidate Kunwar Narendra Singh of RLD, with a margin of 2,93,471 votes.

(With ANI inputs)

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First Published: Jul 13, 2019 14:17 IST

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