The Hush Post: Hema Malini can become a CM of any state anytime but adds she isn’t interested. But if she really wanted the job, the actor-politician said it would be hers for the asking.
“If I want to, I can become that (chief minister) in a minute,” the actor, who switched to politics more than 10 years ago said, she told reporters in Rajasthan’s Banswara. She was in the city to perform at a religious function.
Sixty-nine-year-old lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh clarified that she wasn’t “too keen” on the Chief Minister’s job.
She gave her reasons.
“I don’t like to be tied up. My freedom of movement will end,” Hema Malini said when asked if she would be open to becoming a chief minister if an opportunity came.
Hema Malini debuted in parliament in 2003 when she was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. She had had then campaigned for BJP candidates but formally joined the party only in 2004.
She moved up the BJP’s hierarchy in 2010 when she was made a general secretary. She returned to the Rajya Sabha in 2011 for a shorter tenure. In 2014, she transitioned to electoral politics when she defeated sitting lawmaker Jayant Chaudhary, son of Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh with a heavy margin.
But Hema Malini conceded that she was still known for her on-screen performances rather than politics. “I am known mainly because of my name in Bollywood, call it Dream Girl or Hema Malini, said the Mathura parliamentarian, who has acted in more than 200 films.