Married Dharamji but never took him away from his first family, Hema Malini

Veteran actress turned politician Hema Malini, who turned 71 on October 16 gets candid about her personal and professional life. She spoke about her marriage to Dhamendra, her political career and future plans.  

When asked about Dharmendra, Hema Malini said that the first time she saw him, she knew she had met her man and wanted to marry him. When she met Dharmendra, he is already married and was the father of three sons. Hemaji said that she never tried to take him away from his first wife and children. “The minute I saw Dharam ji, I knew he was the man for me. I wanted to spend my life with him. I also wanted to make sure that the marriage hurt nobody. His first wife and children have never felt my intrusion in their lives. I married him, but I never took him away from his first family.”

Hema, who is the sitting Member of Parliament from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, also stated that this would be her last time as an MP. She was quoted as saying: “What is there to make a fuss about? I am getting older, not younger with every birthday. The older you get the quieter you want the celebrations to be. I want to fulfil all the promises that i made to my constituency, that’s why I needed one more term. Thereafter I am finished with politics. I need time for my family and my dancing.”

Hema was first elected to the parliament in 2014 from Mathura and won the seat again in 2019 general elections.

When quizzed about her beauty, Hema seems indifferent. She was quoted as saying, “What beauty? What secrets? I’ve never thought of myself as beautiful. It’s others who keep reminding me that I am beautiful; then I think about it. Am I really beautiful? I think the secret of staying beautiful is to not think about it.”