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When Hema Malini played Rani Padmini

By on March 23, 2021 0

Deepika Padukone is still awaiting the release of “Padmavati”, but veteran actor Hema Malini has revealed that she once played Rani Padmini, a character now mired in controversy.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama has yet to receive a certificate from the CBFC. Several Rajput outfits and political leaders accusing the director of “distorting historical facts” in the film.

Historians are divided over the actual existence of Padmini.

Malini had played a number of historical figures in the television series “Tera Panhey”, which portrayed 13 chapters of the story. Rani Padmini was one of the characters she played in the series, which aired in 1986 on Doordarshan.

The 69-year-old actor was speaking at a panel discussion, “Seventy is the New Seventy – Who the hell wants to be thirty?” with author-columnist Shobhaa De and Ram Kamal Mukherjee, who wrote Malini’s biography “Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl”.

When asked if people have become a little too sensitive to the issues, especially in the case of ‘Padmavati’, Malini said: ‘I am very happy to have played the part of Padmavati, that is- ie Rani Padmini in ‘Tera Panhey’. “

She then joked, “Mera toh release bhi hogaya (mine already got a release).”

In her book, Mukherjee mentions that MP BJP from Mathura is extremely serious about her political career.

When asked where she sees herself in the next five years in politics, she replied that she did not have “big political ambitions” and wanted to serve people.

“I was offered to be at Rajya Sabha, but because I came from another background, it was difficult. I was scared at first. Advani ji and other leaders helped me feel comfortable. a revelation for me …

“I also wanted to be a member of Lok Sabha’s parliament. A lot of people have been wondering, ‘Can she do it? I don’t have great ambition to be a minister or anything. I just want to. serve people, ”said Malini.

(This story was not edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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