Hema Malini says that her directorial venture "Tell Me O Kkhuda", which was relaunch pad for her daughter Esha Deol, is not a box office failure.
"It's you people (media) who says it flopped. 'Tell Me O Kkhuda' is doing well and it did not flop as you people are saying. Unlike 'RA.One', it has very less print so it is doing well accordingly," Hema Malini Tuesday told reporters at a press meet before the function to celebrate 56th Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day.
"Tell Me O Kkhuda", Hema's second directorial venture after 1992 movie "Dil Aashna Hai", was received with not so supportive reviews. Also, the viewers were more excited about Shah Rukh Khan's sci-fi superhero film.
The state is running Beti Bachao Andolan and Hema Malini, mother of two daughters, said: "I will do a 20-minute show and will present how women were treated in earlier times and how their conditions have changed now."
She added that she is lucky to have daughters - Esha and Ahana - and that "I have no wish of having sons as I know, I will get two jamais (sons-in-law) because of my daughters."
Hema Malini, a Rajya Sabha member, was taken off guard when journos asked her whether she is charging for her performance at the Madhya Pradesh day celebrations or was doing it for free?
"Why would I do it for free. There is an entire team who works with me," she replied in surprise, adding, "But yes, I am charging a nominal fees."
Madhya Pradesh is is ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Hema Malini has been elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, another BJP ruled state, and is a vice-president of the party.