From Basanti to Seeta and Geeta: Revisiting Hema Malini’s most memorable roles
Hema Malini plays strong roles in the movies Satte Pe Satta, Kudrat, and Raja Jani as well.
Take a look down memory lane to revisit Hema Malini’s memorable roles
From stealing the hearts of audiences with her enchanting beauty to beating villains in her films, Hema Malini, the Dream Girl of Bollywood, has done it all. She can be the naive stereotypical girl or a prude who takes the world by storm. She could swap lives, take revenge or be an imposter, which made her one of the leading actresses of the 90s. Let’s revisit some of her memorable roles, which are still fresh in the memory of the audience.
Who could forget the famous Basanti from Sholay? It is considered to be one of her most memorable roles in the 1975 Ramesh Sippy blockbuster film Sholay. Her talkative, joyful character was a treat for every cinephile.
Seeta Aur Geeta
Seeta aur Geeta turned out to be another of Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster performances where she featured in a double role as Seeta and Geeta. The film features an interesting plotline where the twins get separated at birth and live very contrasting lives when they eventually meet and accidentally swap lives. The roller coaster ride became a treat for cinephiles, and this became one of the cult classics of Bollywood.
Hema Malini played the role of Champabai in the movie, which bagged her the popular title of being the "Dream Girl of Bollywood". The 1977 Pramod Chakravorty film features her in five different characters in the film – Sapna, Padma, Champabai, Dream Girl, and Rajkumari, who steals money in order to maintain an orphan house.
Satte Pe Satta
Hema Malini featured in the 1982 action comedy directed by Raj Sippy as a nurse named Indu who helps her husband’s (Amitabh Bachchan) six brothers to win over the hearts of their ladyloves. It was a big hit that was based on the English movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but it was made in a new way.
The 1981 Chetan Anand film features Hema Malini (Chandramukhi/Paro) and Rajesh Khanna in the lead roles. The film also features the very iconic song titled "Hame Tumse Pyar Kitna".
Raja Jani is the 1972 Mohan Segal-directed film featuring Hema as Ratna and Shanno, who is an imposter and takes over the life of a missing princess. It is considered to be one of her most memorable performances, where she is seen wooing Dharmendra.
Last Updated: 02.28 PM, Oct 17, 2022