BENGALURU: As people awaited Bollywood’s “Dreamgirl” to arrive at a press launch on Wednesday. An hour and a half after the scheduled time, Hema Malini finally arrives. The paparazzi rush for a shot at her but she was constantly seen rolling her eyes and appeared to be lost in her thoughts. The actor talked about Dharmendra and how she misses coming to the city with him.
“What am I doing without him, I thought to myself when coming from the airport,” said the 68-year-old actor. “Are you not well?” City Express asked. “I am well,” she replied. The person beside her murmered she had not eaten anything since the morning. She caught up with City Express for four minutes as her lunch lay on the table beside us. Did you face any problems with demonetisation? It was very shocking in the beginning, but I discovered that it is good later.
This step was taken by Modiji to remove corruption and black money. When did you get your first Rs 2,000 note? After two weeks of demonitisation. I saw it close and said, Ah this is the new Rs 2000 note! Then I found out that it is a very difficult currency. Managing change is a task. You are here to promote diamonds, but the sale of precious stone has come down after demonetisation. Your comments? It is not just the sale of diamonds that have gone down. Even gold sales have declined.
I have met so many jewellers who are crying and whining about demonetisation. Then I assure them that for now it is like this and soon everything will be alright. Did you catch up with the trend of taking selfies with Rs 2000? Oh no! I am not that desperate. You are an actor, politician and dancer. If you could choose only one word to describe yourself what would it be? I think I would like to be known as dancer. You had tweeted that Dharamji is recovering. How is his health? Because he is well I am here. He is coming home today. I will be returning tomorrow morning. Since this was a commitment, I had to abide. The actor was in the city to launch Forevermark diamonds in AVR Swarna Mahal.