fter passing on the ‘baton of artistic excellence’ to Deepika Padukone following the launch of her book Beyond The Dream Girl last year, Hema Malini is once again all praise for Padmaavat actress. At a time when Deepika is making heads turn with her stunning red-carpet looks at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, Bollywood’s Dream Girl has called the Chhappak actress an exceptional beauty.
In an interview to Deccan Chronicle, Hema Malini showered praise on Deepika Padukone. The 70-year-old actress is also in love with Deepika’s choice of films.
“She is no doubt extraordinarily beautiful. And she is the doing the roles that I’d have liked to do 15-20 years ago like Sanjay Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. I see myself in those parts. Also, she is as beautiful inside as outside,” said Hema Malini. “We had called as chief guest for the release of my biography. She accepted without a moment’s hesitation,” added the former actress.When the daily said that Hema Malini’s beauty is incomparable, the actress instantly replied, “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.”