Veteran actress Hema Malini praises Deepika Padukone for her beauty and performance. After having passed on the 'baton of artistic excellence' following the launch of her book Beyond The Dream Girl, Bollywood's undisputed Dream Girl has apparently handed over her throne to a new successor, none other than Deepika.
Recently, in interaction with Deccan Chronicle, Hema said that Deepika is as beautiful inside as outsude. She said,“She is no doubt extraordinarily beautiful. And she is doing the roles that I’d have liked to do 15-20 years ago like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. I see myself in those parts. Also, she is as beautiful inside as outside. We had called as chief guest for the release of my biography. She accepted without a moment’s hesitation.”
When the publication differed that Hema Ji's beauty is incomparable, she said, “Was I really beautiful? I don’t know. I never allowed myself to feel like anything special. My mother was there to make sure I remained grounded. I see the same down-to-earth quality in Deepika. She has a long and fruitful career ahead. Marriage made no difference to my career. It won’t make any difference to hers.”
On the work front, actor-turned-politican, Hema Malini is fighting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to retain her Uttar Pradesh's Mathura seat on a BJP ticket.