The actress turned director says that Dharmendra did object to her methods of direction initially, but since Hema Malini was strict about what she wanted from her actors, he too was bound to listen to her!Hema Malini makes it clear that she has returned to direction only for her daughter Esha Deol, who unfortunately cannot boast of a real career in Bollywood! But mommy dearest is hopeful that her second directorial venture Tell Me Oh Khuda with Esha Deol will be liked by the masses.
Hema Malini says that she shared a wonderful relationship with her daughter on the film"s sets and she loved the fact that Esha Deol always made it a point to take her advice before and after each shot. Tell Me Oh Khuda will hit theaters in March next year. Hema Malini"s first film as a director was the Shahrukh Khan and Divya Bharati starrer Dil Aashna Hai, which was one of the first hits of superhit actor Shahrukh Khan.