When a leading daily recently asked Hema Malini about whom she thinks can play her iconic character Basanti from Sholay if the film was ever remade, the grandmom-to-be promptly took Alia Bhatt’s name. “Alia Bhatt. I did that movie when I was very young. So, if I consider the age factor, it should be someone with a mischievous streak and I think Alia has that in her,” the actress revealed.
Her daughter Esha had her baby shower recently which was the talk of the town. Esha is due to deliver in some time and Hema is looking forward to welcoming the new addition to her family. “If it’s a girl, I will teach her Bharatnatyam. If it’s a boy, he will have to learn the Georgian dance!” Earlier, when the veteran actress was asked about her reaction when she found out about Esha’s pregnancy, she said, “I was waiting for that and sensed it was happening but I didn’t want to ask. Esha told me when the time comes I will tell you. I said fine, I will wait. But we were always praying for the best to happen so we are very excited about it! My daughter is staying with me and I am looking after her as a mother.”