The Bollywood landscape has been graced by many luminaries, but few hold the timeless charm and grace and one of them is Hema Malini. Since her debut in the late 60s, her enchanting beauty and versatile talent have continued to captivate audiences. Paired with the evergreen heartthrob of Hindi cinema, Dharmendra, the two form an iconic power couple whose love story has spanned over four decades.
In a surprising turn of events, Dharmendra recently made a resounding return to the silver screen through Karan Johar’s romantic drama, "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani." The film, not only made waves for the scintillating chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, but also for an unexpected and talked-about liplock scene between Dharmendra and the talented Shabana Azmi. This intimate scene ignited discussions across social media platforms, drawing a mix of admiration and criticism from the audience.ALSO READ: Hema Malini celebrates her 75th birthday with Dharmendra and daughters by her side
Meanwhile, the OG 'Dream Girl' herself, Hema Malini, shared her candid thoughts on the matter. When asked if she had watched "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani," her response was a simple, "Nahi dekha abhi" (I haven’t seen the film yet). The attention-grabbing kissing scene between Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi seemed to leave her unfazed, highlighting her mature and grounded outlook.
The real surprise came when Hema Malini was questioned about her willingness to take on a similar role, considering Dharmendra's daring act in the film. With a hearty laugh, the veteran actress playfully responded, "Kyun nahi karenge, bilkul karenge. (Why not, why won’t I, I definitely will) If it is nice, if it is relatable and gels with the film, maybe I can."
Directed by the prolific Karan Johar, 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani' boasts an ensemble cast led by the dynamic duo of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. With the legendary presence of Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles, the film has been a blend of new and seasoned talents, creating a magical experience.
Released on July 28, 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani' turned out to be a blockbuster hit with the reviews as well as the numbers.ALSO READ: Esha Deol praises mom Hema Malini's down-to-earth charm and simplicity