Hema Malini performed her popular dance drama “Draupadi” with her daughters recently in Patna, for an audience that included former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav, who is apparently a huge fan of the yesteryear star, and had commented years ago about making the roads of Bihar “as smooth as Hema Malini’s cheeks.”
To persuade ‘Dream Girl’ Hema Malini to perform at the event co-sponsored by the state government, Yadav invoked the name her husband actor Dharmendra “Dharmendra ji mere bade bhaiya hain to aap meri Bhabhi hain (If Dharmendra is my big brother then you are my sister-in-law),” the politician reportedly cajoled.
The RJD chief confessed that he was so taken with Hema Malini that he even named one of his daughters after her.
A BJP parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh, Hema Malini has visited Bihar several times however mostly for political campaign reasons. No other BJP members were in attendance during the event, although Yadav’s sons Tej Pratap and Tejasvi Yadav, both state ministers were in the audience.