When Jacqueline met Hema Malini
Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez’s dream came true when she got an opportunity to shoot for an ad film with Hema Malini. Jacqueline is a fan of the veteran actor, and was very excited to meet her. “Hema ji is one of my favourite actors. I have grown up watching her films,” says Jacqueline.
Even though she has been in Bollywood for six years now, Jacqueline never got an opportunity to meet Hema before this. “I’d seen her at events, but this was our first interaction,” she says, adding that they spent time chatting about diverse topics. “Meeting her felt special. We spoke about films, and how things have changed from the time she was a leading lady in Bollywood, to now,” she says.
Jacqueline also requested Hema to teach her a few Bharatanatyam steps, and to her surprise, the 67-year-old obliged. “The kind of grace she has is amazing. It is something I hope I can bring to my performances too,” she says.
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